Latest News – July 3

Estate Sale: Furman Treasures to Be Sold!

Here’s some news that’s bound to put a firecracker in your Fourth of July, especially for all you Leadville History lovers! Starting July 4, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., the Estate Sale of Eveyln and Gordon Furman will be held at two locations: their former residnce at 815 Harrison Avenue, next to the chamber and in the store of the Tabor Opera House, located at 308 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville.

The Furman Estate Sale kicks off July 4th!

The Furman Estate Sale kicks off July 4th!

This collection is from the estate of Evelyn and Gordon Furman. Most Leadville locals remember findly Evelyn who owned and operated the historic Tabor Opera House since the mid-50s. Her love of history is clearly evident in the things she collected over the years. Gordon’s interests included mining and radio, so there will be plenty of items to satify collectors who have an interest in these fields as well. 

“Please come – especially Leadville people – and see if there’s anything you want to purchase,” said Sharon Bland, daughter of the Furmans and present owner of the Tabor Opera House. “We’d love to see these thinsg stay in Leadville.”

The Estate Sale is at the Historic Opera House and the former Furman residence. Photo by Davd Hahn

The Estate Sale is at the Historic Opera House and the former Furman residence. Photo by Davd Hahn

The Estate Sale will continue on weekends from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. until everything’s gone – or the snow flies! If you see the big yellow signs at the opera house or the Furman house, you’ll know they are open for business! All items are priced to sell.

There are some things being stored in the opera house which will be for sale. However, all historic items associated with the historic Tabor Opera House will not be sold. It is the present owners’ – Bill and Sharon Bland – hope that they will be able to sell the historic landmark  to preservationists. Those conversations are ongoing. Although if no progress has been made by the endof the summer, the Blands will formerly place the property on the market. 

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