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McClelland Public Library

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1965, James M. Hunter. 100 E. Abriendo Ave.

This Modernist library is sited on a prominent hillside. James Hunter, a Boulder architect, used a splashing fountain to separate the parking lot from the glazed, concave facade. The two-story building of brick, precast concrete, and glass expands northward beyond the well-designed, welcoming service desk. The library is named for Andrew McClelland, a wholesale grain and flour dealer who parlayed South Pueblo real estate into a fortune. He and his wife, Columbia, also donated the McClelland Orphanage, a Colonial Revival complex at 415 East Abriendo Avenue, extending to Lake Avenue and Madison Street.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "McClelland Public Library", [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, 325-326.

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