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Mesa State College

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North Ave. to Elm St. between N. 12th St. and College St.

Established in 1925 in a former elementary school at the corner of 5th Street and Rood Avenue, Mesa State College has become a four-year college that enrolls some 4,000 students and occupies more than six blocks. The unpretentious campus is dominated by handsome modern beige brick buildings compatible with the original two-story, flat-roofed, golden brick Houston Hall ( ME09.1; WPA, 1940). A building boom during the 1960s added many of the present twenty structures, including Tomlinson Library (1967), Walter Walker Fine Arts Center (1969), and the earth-sheltered W. W. Campbell College Center (1962). Several buildings are the work of Paul Atchison (see ME10).

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Mesa State College", [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, 508-508.

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