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Fort Morgan Library and Fort Morgan History Museum

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1916, William Redding and Son. 1975, Edward Warner. 414 Main St. (southeast corner of Bison Avenue, in City Park)

Built with a $10,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation, the library has been completely remodeled as a wing of this library-museum complex designed by Edward Warner, a Denver architect and son of Fort Morgan town founder George Warner. While the original library was the typical Carnegie Beaux-Arts model, the much less fussy new building is a severe, two-story grouping of rectangular boxes. Inside, the museum displays models and dioramas of Fort Morgan's nineteen sod, lumber, and log structures arranged around the parade ground and a soda fountain and exhibits from the Hillrose Drug Store (1924–1972).

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Fort Morgan Library and Fort Morgan History Museum", [Fort Morgan, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-MR04.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 252-252.

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