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Bunce School

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1888, J. H. Bunce and V. H. Rowley, builders. Colorado 7, 3.8 miles south of Allenspark (NR)

This school, in a wooded setting with the Continental Divide as a backdrop, is named for its builder. The broadaxe-hewn logs are square-notched at the corners and rest on stone rubble piers. Corrugated metal covers the front-gable roof, the windows have the standard schoolhouse symmetry, and the trim is simple and spare. One of two remaining log schools in Boulder County, this is a well-preserved example of the type. After the school closed in 1940, the building became a community center.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Bunce School", [Lyons, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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