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Old Ladore School

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1910. 1.5 miles west of Colorado 318 beside the Green River in Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge (NR)

A 50-by-30-foot hewn log schoolhouse with a hip-roofed open bell cupola and rear brick chimney commemorates efforts to civilize the wildest corner of Colorado. The school housed Saturday night dances and Sunday morning church services. Abandoned as a school in 1947, it is still used as a community center. Nearby lie the Ladore Cemetery and the log cabin built by Frank Myers to house children from outlying areas while school was in session.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Old Ladore School", [, 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, 518-518.

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