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Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library

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1989, George King. Southwest corner of Pagosa and 7th sts.

The library is nestled into a hillside and bermed with banks of native plants on the north and east, with a lower level of the L plan exposed by glazing at the northwest corner. The mass of the dark gray standing-seam metal roof dominates the design with its horizontal emphasis. The handsome oak entry to the upper level on the south has a generous porte-cochère. The narrow windows are grouped between bands of raised courses in the rough cinderblock walls, under wide, overhanging eaves.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library", [Pagosa Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-AA07.

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