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Pagosa Springs Middle School

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1924, Leo Des Jardins Company. 310 Pagosa St.

Multishaded orange brick banding and trim highlight this symmetrical, two-story beige brick former high school, which is on the city's geothermal circuit. Paired entrances are located in slightly protruding side wings under heavily bracketed porticos, in bays that rise to hexagonal caps, giving the impression of towers.

Next to the middle school is the Pagosa Springs High School (1954, Wheeler and Lewis; 1982, Lescher and Mahoney), a series of interlocking bays extending east and south from a taller, low-gabled original wing. Both newer structures have flat roofs and single-story elevations in painted concrete block and share a polygonal entry lobby that focuses on a sunken conversation pit.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Pagosa Springs Middle School", [Pagosa Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-AA02.

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