The William H. Briggle House is a restored Victorian-style home that belonged to William H. Briggle, the mayor of Breckenridge in the early 1900s and a respected musician. The house is a stop on the Historic Walking Tour and Breckenridge Haunted Tour and is also the location of the Victorian Tea. Private tours are available upon request.
In addition to being a rough and tumble mining camp, Breckenridge was also a Victorian town where gentlemen and ladies socialized at each others’ homes. One of the largest and best-appointed houses was owned by socialites William and Kathleen Briggle. In 1898, they bought an 1896 one-room log cabin and immediately enlarged it by six rooms downstairs and three rooms upstairs. The exterior of the house was adorned to signify wealth and prominence. Dark-green trim represents dollar bills; silver, incorporated into the primer, lies underneath the white clapboard. Large windows in the dining room and front parlor resemble bank windows. Inside are luxuries that further differentiated the Briggles from most townspeople. Today, the Briggle House has been restored to its original Victorian style, giving visitors a glimpse into the life of one of Breckenridge’s more affluent families.