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President's House

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1929, William N. Bowman. 1401 2nd St. (northeast corner of Richardson Ave.)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This seventeen-room house, designed with considerable input from President Richardson, was originally Colonial Revival red brick. Influenced by the Spanish heritage of the San Luis Valley, Richardson later remodeled the house in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with stucco, a red tile roof, and wrought iron trim. Many elements from razed campus buildings have been incorporated in the interior. On the north side of the walled grounds, the Casa del Sol Apartments (1929, William N. Bowman), a two-story faculty residence with a stucco exterior under red tile gable roofs, defers to the presidential hacienda.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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