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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.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Botanical and Horticultural Laboratory", [Fort Collins, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LR04.5.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 228-228.

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