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1915, Oscar Wenderoth. Northwest corner of 4th St. and Colorado Ave. (NR)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This sparkling, two-story Renaissance Revival edifice with a coffered soffit in the overhanging, bracketed eaves has rough stuccoed walls and a limestone foundation and trim. Windows flanking the entry bay on the main floor have elaborate, round-arched surrounds, while the second-level fenestration features iron-balustraded balconets. Three arches centered in the symmetrical east facade lead through decorative metal gates to a recessed entry portico. Marble wain-scot, plaster relief detail, and terrazzo floors shine in the full-height lobby, which features a coffered ceiling and second-floor balustraded balcony.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Post Office", [La Junta, 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, 391-391.

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