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Old Town Burlington

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1988. I-70 and S. 14th St.

The 80-foot-long, round-roofed Pizel Barn (1937) is the anchor structure of a group of transplanted buildings on a 15-acre site north of I-70, opened as Old Town in 1988 for Burlington's centennial. The barn has been restored inside and out as a museum and community hall. The half-million-dollar project, a partnership between local and state government, was a pioneer effort to draw tourists to the high plains. Grounds now include the false-fronted frame newspaper office of the Burlington Blade, the county's pioneer jail, a clapboard saloon with false front and second-story porch, and a one-room schoolhouse (1911) from the town of Cope. Also noteworthy are a sod house and the Rock Island Railroad depot from Bethune, the white frame Methodist Episcopal church, and the old grocery from the defunct border town of Kanorado.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Old Town Burlington", [Burlington, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-KC01.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 266-266.

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