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Eagle County Courthouse

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1932. 1991, addition, G. Cabell Childress. 500 Broadway

This three-story, buff brick courthouse with Art Deco spandrels and a third-story parapet occupies a full block shared with a 1980s lawn sculpture—a giant, oxidizing metal eagle. The little-altered interior of the 1932 structure still has original aluminum fixtures, signage, and doorway eagle medallions. For the sympathetic Post-modern addition Cab Childress used brick trimmed with Indiana limestone and a traditional copper and slate roof and incorporated a dozen eagles, including a seven-foot-tall one on the new east facade terminating Broadway.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Eagle County Courthouse", [Eagle, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-EA01.

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