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1879–1914. 7.5 miles north of Crested Butte via Gothic Rd. (National Forest Service Rd. 317)

This mining camp borrowed its name from nearby Mt. Gothic, whose rock formations were likened by Hayden Survey topographer Henry Gannett to a cathedral's pinnacles and flying buttresses. Several hundred people lived here during the 1880s, but only five buildings remain of their log and frame city. The well-preserved, two-story, false-fronted town hall (c. 1880) is now a visitor information center and general store.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Gothic", [Crested Butte, 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, 542-542.

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