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Las Animas County Courthouse

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1912, Isaac H. Rapp, William M. Rapp, and A. C. Hendrickson. Southeast corner of E. 1st and S. Maple sts.

The courthouse, a Beaux-Arts monument of Bedford, Indiana, limestone with creamy terracotta trim, occupies a full-block site. Beneath a roof-top balustrade, two-story Ionic columns dominate a three-story facade. The full basement emerges along the bottom of the hilly site on the north side, where the main entrance lies. Inside, white marble walls, ornate plaster trim, gilded iron stair railings, and golden oak wood-work survive, as does a mural depicting local history, painted by Angelo di Benedetto.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Las Animas County Courthouse", [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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