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Veterans Memorial Square

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c. 1937, WPA. Southeast corner of Chestnut and 1st sts.

Set on a steep hillside, this complex resembles a frontier fort, with separate small buildings surrounding a central quadrangle. Each unit was originally assigned to honor a different veterans' organization; a larger building at the northeast corner contains a gymnasium. Several of the buildings are now connected for use as county social services offices. As in other WPA projects, the rough-faced stone blocks are set with exaggerated mortar joints.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Veterans Memorial Square", [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, 379-379.

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