Tapestry House sits on the site of the old Hawkeye Ranch, which was one of Larimer County’s early working ranches. In 1870, Iowa ranchers John & Frances Riddle moved their 11 children and livestock to Colorado. They fell in love with the Cache la Poudre Valley and settled along Shields Street in Fort Collins. In 1875, their son Eli Asbury purchased land just north of LaPorte and named it Hawkeye Ranch in honor of his family’s Iowa roots! Eli built the barn in 1880 and a Victorian House in 1890. Eli was a horse trainer and seller and used the barn for those purposes.