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Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association Offices (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1905. 601 N. Park Ave. (NR)

Disguised as an overgrown four-square in deference to the surrounding residential neighborhood, this two-and-one-half-story office building housed some of the first U.S. Bureau of Reclamation workers in Colorado. The large turbine drum on the front lawn is a souvenir of one of the bureau's first major projects—the Gunnison Tunnel ( MO16; 1909).

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association Offices (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)", [Montrose, 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, 581-581.

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