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Burns National Bank

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1892. 900 Main Ave. (northeast corner of 9th St.)

Distinctive rosy purple sandstone, probably from Silverton, faces this splendid two-story bank building with a rounded corner. Colossal round arches frame the street-level windows, while stout, polished colonnettes with Byzantine capitals support the round entry arch of rough stone. The rosy purple stone is used for the dentiled cornice above second-story round-arched windows inset in rectangles. A first-rate east addition (1978, John Pomeroy) uses the same fenestration in a red brick facade and underlines the round-arch theme in an abstract marquee and corner tower, both executed in boxcar siding. The interior has been radically remodeled and modernized.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Burns National Bank", [Durango, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LP04.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 556-556.

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