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First Congregational Church

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1889, Robert S. Roeschlaub, Henry Rutgers Marshall, and Joseph Dozier. 500 N. Tejon St. (northwest corner of St. Vrain St.)

An oversized square tower and massive, rough stone porch columns are striking features of this landmark, built on a Greek cross plan. The enormous rhyolite columns and spandrels of the curved, south-facing porch lend an earthiness to this church, whose pastors initially also served as presidents of nearby Colorado College. Henry Rutgers Marshall, a prominent New York architect and author, worked with two Denver architects on a design reminiscent of H. H. Richardson's work in its bold textures, massive stonework, and tight craftsmanship.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "First Congregational Church", [Colorado Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-EP41.

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