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Estes Valley Public Library

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1991, Roger Thorpe Associates. 333 E. Elkhorn Ave.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Roger Thorpe, an Estes Park architect, conceived this impressive earth-bermed, Wrightian addition to the town hall. Native stone walls and pillars, redwood panels, and windows are sheltered by a gently sloping, dark green roof with projecting, bracketed eaves. Intensive treescaping helps conceal the juncture with the less distinguished town hall. The old library (1922; demolished 1992), 225 East Elkhorn, was a single-story stucco structure with stone trim and exposed log trusses under a hipped roof. Constructed by town volunteers in Bond Park, it was graced by a stone fireplace and built-in window seats.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Estes Valley Public Library", [Estes Park, 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, 234-234.

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