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I&M Building

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1920, Eugene G. Groves. 223 Main St. (NR)

Isabel and Mildred, daughters of banker George A. Henderson, were celebrated by this beauty, a two-story commercial building a half block wide and 20 feet deep. The first floor has large expanses of glass between classical limestone pilasters. Limestone bas-reliefs at the northeast and northwest corners contain images of an Indian, an eagle, buffalo, cattle, and wheat sheaves under a balustraded second story faced in brick. A wrought iron and glass awning tops the main entrance. Second-story brick-work on the narrow north facade is in mosaic patterns. The interior retains its marble floors, oak wood-work and wain-scoting, ornate cast plaster ceiling, and the original elevator. Sound as well as beautiful, the building was designed for possible expansion to five stories.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "I&M Building", [Sterling, 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, 257-257.

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