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City Hall

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1909, John Conkie. 135 N. Animas St. (opposite W. Church St.)

Square corner towers dominate this three-story hall of rough-faced stone with the entry recessed behind two-story black granite Ionic columns. This unusual design honors a local tradition of building in rough-faced Trinidad sandstone, although such Neoclassical compositions usually call for smooth, polished stone. Rough-faced stone also serves as base and trim on this building, with a roof-top balustrade to emphasize its fierce symmetry.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "City Hall", [Trinidad, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LA03.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 376-376.

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