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Animas School Museum

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1906. 3065 W. 2nd Ave. (southwest corner of 31st St.)

Since 1980 the La Plata County Historical Society Museum has occupied this three-story sandstone building on spacious, landscaped grounds. The Cummins family, local masons, probably built the school using sandstone quarried from the bluff just behind the site. They laid the rough-cut, quarry-face stone, colored in warm, tawny tones, in regular courses with subtle banding. One schoolroom has been restored as a 1908 setting for time-tripping schoolchildren.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Animas School Museum", [Durango, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LP14.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 559-559.

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