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Foothills Art Gallery (First Presbyterian Church)

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First Presbyterian Church
1872. 1889, addition, James H. Gow, builder. 809 15th St. (southwest corner of Washington Ave.) (NR)

The Reverend Sheldon Jackson, a notable pioneer Presbyterian preacher, worked with parishioners to build this structure of local sandstone and Golden pressed red bricks. The Queen Anne Style church has an irregular plan, Gothic-arched doorways and windows, and a distinctive two-story, square, closed corner bell tower. The Rubey House (1899, Perre O. Unger) next door at 1510 Washington Avenue, now the gallery gift shop, was the work of a prominent local contractor who built many of the town's landmarks. The congregation moved to new quarters in 1958, and a decade later the Foothills Art Center recycled this lovely landmark as a gallery.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Foothills Art Gallery (First Presbyterian Church)", [Golden, 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, 153-153.

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