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1881. 1000 Grand Ave. to Park Ave. between Garfield and Pitkin sts.

Many Colorado towns sold off their original platted public squares, but Grand Lake's Town Square remains a public park that has been used for fish frys, rodeos, and buffalo barbecues. Town volunteers built the central Community House (1922), now used as a summer theater. A 1995 addition erased the stone chimneys and quaint rusticity of what is now a larger, reconfigured building. Other structures on the square include a combined library and fire station, a bandstand, an ice rink, and the old log Presbyterian Church.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Town Square", [Grand Lake, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GA17.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 454-454.

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