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Guggenheim Hall

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1905, James Murdoch. 1500 Illinois St.

At the upper (west) end of the main campus axis, this administration building was erected with an $80,000 donation from smelter magnate and U.S. Senator Simon Guggenheim. A small, gold-domed cupola atop a square bell tower distinguishes the three-story gray brick building with side bays culminating in curvilinear parapets with roundels. This eclectic building has been restored as the campus centerpiece.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Guggenheim Hall", [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, 154-155.

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