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Museum of Western Colorado

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(Whitman Elementary School)

1926, 1966. S. 4th St. (northeast corner of Ute Ave.)

This school, reopened as a museum in 1966, has tapestry brick panels to decorate the windowless west entry facade. The parking lot at the rear features one of the cast stone watering troughs that used to sit at the city's major intersections. The museum offers local history exhibits, a library, research collections, and tours of various sites, including Dinosaur Valley ( ME03), Cross Orchards Museum ( ME16), and the Rabbit Valley Dinosaur Quarry, a paleontologist's gold mine 24 miles west of Grand Junction on a marked I-70 exit.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Museum of Western Colorado", [Grand Junction, 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, 504-504.

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