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Cañon City Public Library

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1902, C. C. Rittenhouse. 516 Macon St.

Red sandstone sandwiches beige-colored stone on the walls of Cañon City's Carnegie library. Pilasters further define the symmetrical facade and highlight the transomed bays. Stone dentils and scalloped wood-work highlight the bracketed eaves of this one-story edifice with a low hipped roof broken by a gable that accents the central entrance. More homey, romantic touches are provided by the two rustic chimneys and the cozy fireplaces and golden oak wood-work of a little-altered interior. A modern two-story addition is fortunately hidden behind the original.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Cañon City Public Library", [Cañon City, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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