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Black Hawk Schoolhouse

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1870, State of Colorado standard design. 221 Church St.

This two-story clapboard structure has an entry portico beneath a pedimented window in the central bay, but drops its Greek Revival aspirations in the two simple vernacular wings. Imposing for its commanding site on Bates Hill rather than its design, the schoolhouse is propped up by a massive stone retaining wall. It was revamped as the police department in the mid-1990s.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Black Hawk Schoolhouse", [Black Hawk, 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, 199-199.

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