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Jefferson County Public Library

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1993, G. Cabell Childress. 5000 Colorado 74

Cabell Childress, a Denver architect known for his fine drafting skills, designed this one-story library as a modern variation on mountain architecture. The building displaced some large old spruce trees, the old Evergreen School (1922), and Evergreen High School (1948, S. Arthur Axtens). Childress used burnt orange brick with metal and gray slate for the roof. Two tall chimneys for working fireplaces, four gabled skylights, and a circular corner tower under a conical roof are the defining elements. The porte-cochère under a cross gable clearly marks the entrance.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Jefferson County Public Library", [Evergreen, 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, 164-164.

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