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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.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Old Town Burlington", [Burlington, 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, 266-266.

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