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Burlington State Armory

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1926, Sidney G. Frazier. 191 14th St. (NR)

Architect Sidney Frazier drew plans for this armory while employed by the Colorado National Guard. The building is the only state armory in east central Colorado, for which Burlington remains the major population center. The small wage paid to guard members became very important in helping residents weather the Depression years. The armory was also used for community gatherings and events. The vaulted guard hall is fronted by a two-story Collegiate Gothic wing above a raised basement. The main facade is rigidly symmetrical, with a crenelated parapet and a pair of narrow polygonal towers flanking the central entry bay. Stone trims windows and surrounds the double doors. A corbeled cornice of red brick is topped by diaper detailing in the parapet frieze.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Burlington State Armory", [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, 266-267.

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