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School Administration Building (Durango High School)

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Durango High School
1916, Charles S. Thomas and Thomas MacLaren. 2nd Ave. and E. 12th St.
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

Two prominent Colorado Springs architects designed this Beaux-Arts Mediterranean Revival high school, dressing the three-story building in beige brick with creamy terracotta trim. A curvilinear parapet over the central, round-arched entry is echoed by the terracotta entry surround. This virtually unaltered building is enhanced by a front yard rose garden and landscaped grounds that flow westward into the grassy city park on Main Avenue.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "School Administration Building (Durango High School)", [Durango, 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, 557-558.

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