The Historic Living Project
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

703 Ivinson Avenue, Laramie Wyoming

Victorian turned Tudor Revival, built in 1883, redesigned by Wilbur Author Hitchcock in the early 1900s. This modest house was essentially Wyoming's first government leader's mansion. The home's first owner, John Meldrum, was the secretary of Wyoming Territory when it became a state in 1890. He later became superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. This house is part of the University Neighborhood of Laramie on the National Register of Historic Places.

This video is a brief summary of the The Historical Living Project, a video-based journalism initiative that provides residents and visitors with a historical narrative of the people and historic homes of Laramie, from its beginnings as a railroad town, to a thriving community that values its sustainable architecture and historic heritage. This project includes many of the houses in the National Historic District, the University Neighborhood of Laramie.

Janell Hansen, Homeowner
Chamois Anderson, Producer
Keith Perschino, Film Assistant
Ted Haskell, Project Assistant

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund
UW Environment and Natural Resources Program
American Heritage Center

Albany County Tourism Board
Albany County Historic Preservation Board
Laramie Plains Museum at the Historic Ivinson Mansion