Gertrude Zachary completed her homage to lavish French architecture in 2008 on the unlikely corner of 2nd & Lead downtown.

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Comment by Bluegoo on June 11, 2012 at 9:43am

Can you say conspicuous consumption ? Yes you can heeh

Comment by misterhinkydink on June 11, 2012 at 9:45am

I like her back gate that leads to the El Madrid parking lot. Now that's convenient.

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 11, 2012 at 9:52am

It is an odd spot. Imagine the heating bill!

Comment by Phil_0 on June 11, 2012 at 11:29am

Quite a house. I have to confess I am already starting to wonder what will be done with this place doubt she has some tribute to her legacy in mind already.

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 11, 2012 at 1:24pm

It would make a nice museum. Or a club! The photos of the inside I've seen are quite dramatic. D

Comment by Phil_0 on June 11, 2012 at 1:38pm

Yeah - it's quite something inside. Doug, that corner of Barelas has has its issues and certainly wouldn't be most people's choice for locating a million-dollar home, but I wouldn't say it's quite as bad as all that. 

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 11, 2012 at 3:33pm

I've photographed quite a bit in the area. It's a strange spot for a home but not for a business or industry.  In the meantime, let's hope she lives a long time. Hey, someone could have mentioned I had an extra 'e' in Queen!

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 11, 2012 at 4:07pm

I would have put Dairy in front if I thought of it! No, no castle storming for me today. I have a fear of moats...

Comment by Horse Power on June 11, 2012 at 10:38pm


Post up those photo's of the interior Dee...

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 12, 2012 at 5:51am

Hooked on Houses has some pics of Gertrude and the interior. D


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