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First Presbyterian Church

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1889. Eugène Robitaille, builder. 801 Harrison Ave. (northwest corner of 8th St.)

Eugène Robitaille, who came from Quebec in 1879, designed and made unusual Carpenter's Gothic trim for this granite-based, red brick Queen Anne church with that style's characteristic corner tower dominating the composition. Atop the tower, an open belfry and its bowed balustrade are clad with shingles under a flared pyramidal spire. The bells were moved to the congregation's new church. Its graceful predecessor has been converted to a visitors' center.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "First Presbyterian Church", [Leadville, 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, 362-362.

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