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Holy Trinity Catholic Church

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1885, Charles Innes. 135 W. Church St. (northeast corner of Convent St.)

The successor to a simple white adobe chapel, this monument of rough-faced local stone exults in round arches, buttresses, and minarets. The soft golden sandstone helps unify an awkward combination of a cruciform plan with Georgian massing and a mix of Romanesque details with a diminutive Gothic steeple added in the 1890s. The chapel has a 60-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling, marbleized wood-paneled walls, and splendid stained glass.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Holy Trinity Catholic Church", [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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