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Town Hall (Dolores County Courthouse)

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Dolores County Courthouse
1893. Northeast corner of Commercial and Mantz sts. (NR)

A rectangular, symmetrical structure, this two-story courthouse has cross-gabled wings on a granite foundation and a raised basement. Red pressed brick from Durango is trimmed in rough red sandstone from the Cutler Quarry, 18 miles south of Rico. The central entry is at the base of a protruding, square, three-story tower with a pyramidal cap flanked by hipped dormers. The arches, rough-faced stone, and verticality of the most imposing building in town hint at the Richardsonian Romanesque style.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Town Hall (Dolores County Courthouse)", [Rico, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DL02.

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