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Gunnison Hotel (Webster Building)

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Webster Building
1882. 229 N. Main St. (NR)

This three-story edifice has storefronts in three bays on the first floor, with a central recessed entrance. Above tall, double-hung upper-story windows is an opulent bracketed metal cornice. Flush stone bands at lintel levels add horizontal emphasis, and the lintels are carved with a curvilinear motif. Herman M. Webster built this to house his prospering dry goods business on the ground floor and family living quarters and hotel accommodations above.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Gunnison Hotel (Webster Building)", [Gunnison, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GU04.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 538-538.

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