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Colorado Rocky Mountain School

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1953. 1493 Garfield County 108
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

The Bar Fork Ranch Barn (1895), “the largest log barn in Colorado,” has been capped with a shiny corrugated metal roof and converted to the office, auditorium, library, and classrooms for a preparatory school. More recent additions to this ranch campus include a beehive-shaped brick and adobe art studio inspired by both Navajo hogans and the area's beehive coke ovens. Rustic log and frame construction are used in other one-story classrooms and dormitories, including two octagonal structures.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Colorado Rocky Mountain School", [Carbondale, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 485-485.

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