This Historic Landmark house belonged to Edwin A. Bemis, publisher of The Littleton Independent newspaper from 1919 to 1966. Bemis also founded the National Association of State Press Field Managers, the Colorado Society of Trade Association Directors, and the Rocky Mountain Advertising Managers Association.
Littleton’s Bemis Public Library was named in commemoration of his work in the community, including the co-creation of the first Littleton Planning Committee. Bemis was an archivist who took pictures of Littleton and collected artifacts, many of which are featured in the Littleton Museum. Historic Littleton, Inc., advocated for the renovation of the Bemis House in 2005, and today the home serves as headquarters for Littleton’s Western Welcome Week.
The City of Littleton designated the Bemis house a Historic Landmark in 2005.