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Grand Junction High School

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1940s, Paul Atchison. 1400 N. 5th St.

Denver architect Paul Atchison (1903–1985) specialized in Modernist, functional schools such as this. The harmonious grouping of two-story buildings in russet brick has banded jalousie windows topped by glass brick for better interior light. Covered walkways join the complex to a separate gymnasium and to an auditorium building that provides a hall for the Grand Junction Symphony.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Grand Junction High School", [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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