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Colorado Welcome Center

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1987, Dean Brookie. 928 E. Main St. (northwest corner of Mildred Rd. in City Park)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This inviting information center and mini-museum is a viga-studded, two-story stucco hybrid that borrows from the International Style as well as the Pueblo Revival. Dean Brookie, a Durango architect, used shapes, including a round tower and oddly angled rooms, suggested by the Mesa Verde ruins.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Colorado Welcome Center", [Cortez, 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, 594-595.

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