You are here

First Presbyterian Church

-A A +A
1890. 4th Ave. (northwest corner of 4th St.)

This shingled Queen Anne Style church was restored in 1986 behind a large construction sign reading “GOD AT WORK.” The Reverend George M. Darley, Colorado's most prominent pioneer Presbyterian minister, founded the congregation in 1877 and spearheaded erection of this building twenty-three years later, using plans furnished by the Presbyterian Erection Board in Philadelphia. The church has suffered heavy fire damage, additions, and alterations, including installation of a steeple for the schoolhouse bell after the town's original school was demolished in 1938. Palladian windows and a red metal roof help unify somewhat disparate parts.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Thomas J. Noel, "First Presbyterian Church", [Ouray, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-OR19.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 574-574.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,