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Elbert County Library (St. Ann Catholic Church)

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St. Ann Catholic Church
1903. 331 E. Comanche St.

A fine example of vernacular stonework, this one-story church with a steep, gabled roof has walls of rough-cut, uncoursed local sandstone in a soft yellow shade. The stone is used for the building and the surrounds of Gothic-arched windows and blind round arches on the facade. St. Ann's depended on circuit-riding missionaries from Denver for masses and other services until 1970, when it became the public library.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Elbert County Library (St. Ann Catholic Church)", [Kiowa, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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