Street view of General Palmer statue with mountains in background

Man on the Iron Horse Downtown Colorado Springs

Because he brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer was known as the Man on the Iron Horse. An enormous statue sits in one of the main intersections of Downtown Colorado Springs and is called the Man on the Iron Horse.

First Colorado Springs House Built to Last

423 North Cascade Avenue
The McAllister House was the first permanent house in Colorado Springs. Because of the attention to the construction of his home, Henry McAllister insured that it would also be one of the last homes standing.