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Carnegie Library

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1904, John G. Haskell. 202 N. Animas St. (northeast corner of W. Church St.)

A skin of Trinidad sandstone, from the nearby James Radford Quarry, and two-story Ionic columns like those of City Hall across the street are used in this standard Carnegie design. On the site where Gabriel Gutierrez is said to have built Trinidad's first cabin, this library has a pristine interior sparkling with the original high ceilings, stained glass lunette windows, golden oak card catalog, and wrought iron book racks.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Carnegie Library", [Trinidad, 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, 376-376.

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