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Blanca School

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1910, Morris and Price, builders. Northeast corner of 10th St. and Broadway Ave.

One of the town's more notable structures is this two-story school, a vernacular interpretation of Beaux-Arts Mediterranean Revival style in stuccoed adobe, under a hipped roof with hipped dormers and a cupola bell tower. It is now falling into ruins. The gymnasium next door, now used as a garage, also shows adobe under crumbling stucco. It has a barrel-vault roof and a front parapet of five rounded adobe arches, slightly irregular as if hand formed.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Blanca School", [Blanca, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-CT10.

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