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San Juan Avenue Historic District

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San Juan Ave. between 5th and 6th sts. (NRD)

This small residential district consists of the east side of San Juan Avenue for the full block and a single house on the northwest corner of 6th Street. One- and two-story masonry houses built between 1896 and 1905 represent a gamut of historical vernacular styles, with uniform setbacks, low retaining walls along the sidewalks, mature trees, and a single remaining stone hitching post disguised as a tree stump. The houses at 509, 521, and 522 San Juan Avenue were designed by John Gwyn, a local architect also responsible for the Chestnut Apartments (1908) at 4th Street and Santa Fe Avenue.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "San Juan Avenue Historic District", [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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