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Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse

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1897, 1907. 7201 Rd. 300, at Stone Quarry Rd., next to new St. John Middle School, via Battlement Mesa Pkwy. from I-70 (NR)

This two-room school with a flagpole atop its open belfry is made of hand-hewn blocks of sandstone from nearby Stone Quarry Creek. The same stone forms a 1907 rear addition. This schoolhouse and community center was used for meetings, weddings, potlucks, rallies, and funerals. The school closed in 1957 but was restored in 1983.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse", [Parachute, 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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