King Coal and Queen Silver once reigned in the Colorado Mineral Palace, which was the centerpiece of this park. Built as Colorado's answer to the World's Columbian Exposition, this masterwork of Pueblo architect Otto Bulow was razed in 1942. (A model is in the El Pueblo Museum.) The triple-arched stone bridge over Lake Clara to the band shell remains, as does the Pavilion (1936, Robert Burris, draftsman), which now houses the Pueblo Art Gallery but once served as a boathouse. Alterations by the Civilian Conservation Corps streamlined the surviving Victorian buildings.
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