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Ross-Broadway Branch Library

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1952, Victor Hornbein. 33 E. Bayaud Ave. (northwest corner of S. Lincoln St.)

Looking like a Wrightian residence, this horizontal structure of red brick has a concrete base and sills. A flat, projecting roof suspended from steel I-beam rafters shades the clerestory window bands. Corner windows descend from clerestories to frame solid brick wall panels. Golden oak trim inside and out frames glass panels with a whimsical arrangement of colored glass rectangles suggesting a Piet Mondrian painting.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Ross-Broadway Branch Library", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DV073.

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