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Rocky Ford Historical Museum (Rocky Ford Library)

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Rocky Ford Library
1909, Walter Dubree. Sycamore Ave. between 10th and 11th sts. (NR)

At the south end of a full-block site that is now Library Park, with a new library (1979) at the northwest corner, Rocky Ford's Carnegie library is a single story of gray brick above a raised basement of rough-faced cast stone block. Its Greek Revival design probably originated in Carnegie Foundation offices. The north entrance of the rectangular building is centered in a slightly protruding bay with a cornice supported by pairs of wooden Doric columns. The Rocky Ford Museum, which had been housed in the basement since 1950, now occupies the whole building. A Post-modern addition (1990) and a wall to the south enclose a rear courtyard.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Rocky Ford Historical Museum (Rocky Ford Library)", [Rocky Ford, 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, 394-394.

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