A Chicago firm noted for its Prairie Style designs created this seven-story red Manitou sandstone headquarters for the Thatcher family's statewide financial empire, which
Little altered, this cornerstone of downtown, built on a Pikes Peak granite foundation, has a tall ground floor with a mezzanine. On the arcaded first floor, smooth sandstone columns carry elaborately carved Sullivanesque spandrels. Above the first-floor cornice, smooth sandstone walls rise to a frieze with floral carving. The flat, overhanging eaves are trimmed with ornate metal antefixes. In the well-preserved lobby, murals by Holsing and Company of Chicago illustrate the Thatchers' various business interests, from cattle to smelting. Here, the Thatchers posted a guard with a machine gun. (The bank was never robbed.) Since 1982 the building has been the Pueblo headquarters of Colorado National Banks.