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Post Office

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1934, Louis A. Simon, OSA. 204 E. 6th St. (northeast corner of S. Russell St.)

This modest red brick post office in a simplified Georgian Revival style has an arched, fanlighted entry and keystoned lintels. Inside is the moody 1937 mural, The Spanish Peaks, by Ernest L. Blumenschein, a founder of the Taos, New Mexico, art colony. The mural depicts the saddle-shaped peaks in silvery snow, with a foreground of Ute tipis and a Hispanic sheepherder.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Post Office", [Walsenburg, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-HF03.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 371-371.

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