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Buckskin Trading

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1989, David Westfall. 636 Main St.

This new “Victorian” is very sympathetic to its elderly neighbors. One modern touch—a third-story penthouse—is recessed and inconspicuous. A few doors away, at 630 Main Street, less successful modernization transformed the old Chipeta Theater into the Chipeta Emporium (1991). The theater is now hidden behind a grandiose three-story facade with a gaudy paint scheme, Palladian windows, sunburst pattern wood-work, and other pseudo-Victorian gingerbread of a Disneylandish mini-mall.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Buckskin Trading", [Ouray, 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, 571-571.

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