Georgetown Fire House Captian's Chair (belonged to James Grafton Rogers)
Pine wood chair (called a Captain's Chair, Windsor Chair or arm chair) with a back that curves round to form armrests. Back has 9 spindles. Reddish brown color finish. Design similar to those found in a Brooklyn Chair Company Catalog (number 280/page 48). Chair from the James Grafton Rogers collection. Per Rogers it was used in the Georgetown, Colorado Fire House.
From the collection of James Grafton Rogers. Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Grafton_Rogers
James Grafton Rogers (January 13, 1883 - April 23, 1971) was the Assistant Secretary of State.
Rogers was born on January 13, 1883 in Denver, Colorado to Edmund James Armstrong Rogers (1852-1922) and Maria Georgina Dare.
Rogers was a professor of law and dean of the University of Colorado School of Law from 1928-1931, and 1933-35.
He was the western vice president of the American Alpine Club from 1932 to 1934, and president of the American Alpine Club from 1938 to 1940.
Rogers died of a stroke on April 23, 1971 in Denver, Colorado.
"James G. Rogers Dead at 88. Ex Assistant Secretary of State". New York Times. April 25, 1971. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
"List of Past Deans". University of Colorado School of Law. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
James Grafton Rogers, 1883–1971". American Alpine Club. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
Gifted to History Colorado in 1965 by James Grafton Rogers, Georgetown, Colorado. In the same donation H.6995 were other chairs, many directly related to the Rogers family. This chair is interesting for its design and use in the Georgetown Firehouse.