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Masonic Temple (Rock School)

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Rock School
1889, M. Gaffney, builder. 281 W. 7th St. (northeast corner of Tipton St.) (NR)

A well-preserved, front-gabled, one-room school constructed of the local sandstone, this is the oldest schoolhouse in the county. The dressed stone block walls have raised quoins. A band course above the raised basement incorporates the lintels of recessed windows. Random-coursed walls change to regular courses of smaller stones in the gable ends. The stonemason and fellow workers labored for a dollar a day on the building. which was constructed for $2,000. After closing in 1921, it served as a community center until the Masons acquired it and made it their meeting place.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Masonic Temple (Rock School)", [Springfield, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-BA02.

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