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Museum of Northwestern Colorado (State Armory)

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State Armory
1922, John J. Huddart. 590 Yampa Ave. (southwest corner of 6th St.)

Like most of the nineteen other state armories, this is a variant of a standard 1921 design attributed to Denver architect John J. Huddart. The two-story building on a rectangular plan shows a Mediterranean influence in its recessed central bay, with a pilaster-flanked, inset entry and arcaded second-story windows between twin square towers. In Craig, the tops of these towers were removed around 1950 because of problems with leaking. The two-story, yellow brick building with red brick trim has less terracotta ornament than most of its brother armories, although that material is used for an elegant side- and top-lighted entry and the building's identifying inscription. Behind a stepped parapet, the main roof is vaulted with a bowstring truss. The interior, converted to a museum in 1991, features a large exhibition space in the former drill hall, overlooked by a balcony.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Museum of Northwestern Colorado (State Armory)", [Craig, 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, 517-518.

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