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.
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First Presbyterian Church
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