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Botanical and Horticultural Laboratory

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1890, O. Bulow. Southwest corner of College Ave. and Laurel St. (NR)

This one-story red soft brick building sits above a raised basement of projecting rough-faced sandstone, with sandstone and darker brick highlights. The roof is a combination of gable and hipped elements, forming a gablet in the rear. The vine-covered entry and ornate, colored glass window give the Queen Anne front facade an inviting, domestic aura.

The laboratory, which originally cost $3,900, was refurbished in 1894 for the Domestic Economy Department, then for the music conservatory. Since 1964 it has been office space. Behind is a potting shed, built from bricks salvaged from the original claim shanty (1874), which held the land until the Agricultural College could be built.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Botanical and Horticultural Laboratory", [Fort Collins, 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, 228-228.

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