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Rocky Ford High School

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1963, Caudill Rowlett Scott and Paul S. Pierson, associated architects. West of Play Park Hill golf course between Washington Ave. and Cottonwood Lane

The high school's single-story runs of brick classrooms enclose a south-facing courtyard on three sides in the manner of an early Spanish fortification. Connecting interior hallways look onto the courtyard through large, full-height windows. Within the courtyard, the gymnasium is located in a bermed building covered in a shallow hyperbolic paraboloid, with window bands filling the remaining walls.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Rocky Ford High School", [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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