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Colorado Building

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1903, John Conkie. 150 E. Main St.

Beneath a fancy pressed metal cornice, this two-story brick commercial building with Chicago windows once housed a leading Trinidad department store. Now it is a museum honoring illustrator and town benefactor Arthur Roy Mitchell. A local cowboy trained as an artist in New York City, Mitchell returned to Trinidad and gained fame driving around in his Ford automobile to paint outdoors. The “Model A Cowboy” painted over 150 covers for pulp western magazines.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Colorado Building", [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, 378-378.

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