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Gilpin County Courthouse

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1900, Baerresen Brothers. 203 Eureka St.

This vernacular rendition of an Italian villa in pressed and cornered brick is dominated by square corner towers and a recessed central loggia and entry. The little-changed interior contains courtrooms and is replete with many-pointed deer and elk heads, golden oak wood-work, and imposing dark wood display cabinets for mineral specimens. The Baerresens designed a similar courthouse for Otero County.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Gilpin County Courthouse", [Central City, 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, 193-193.

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