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First Presbyterian Church

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1890. Southeast corner of Court St. and 10th St.
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

Of the many Colorado churches founded by the Reverend Sheldon Jackson, this is the oldest and one of the finest. A tall, shingled steeple beckons worshippers of fine period architecture to this red sandstone landmark indebted to the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The Thatcher family donated the Tiffany glass for the Gothic-arched windows. Dark red mortar joints blend with the rich red-orange stone laid in a variety of sizes and shapes to provide a wealth of restrained detail.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "First Presbyterian Church", [Pueblo, 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, 317-317.

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