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Spruce Hall

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1881, Hiram Pierce, builder. 1990, renovation and addition, Pellecchia-Olson Architects. Southwest corner of College Ave. and Plum St. (NR)

The oldest building on campus, just north of the former site of Old Main, is Romanesque Revival with red brick walls accented by bands and panels of a darker red brick. A sandstone staircase climbs to the recessed entrance, whose arch echoes those of the paired windows. The 1990 two-story north addition uses the same brick colors and patterns, but in concrete instead of sandstone and with Post-modern design details.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Spruce Hall", [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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