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Pueblo City Hall

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1917, W. E. Stickney. 1919, Godey and Haskins. Union Ave. and City Hall Place

Built after the 1886 consolidation of Pueblo, Central Pueblo and South Pueblo, City Hall's original building occupies the west half of a block facing Union Avenue. Exterior brick is trimmed with terracotta, which is used in a prominent second-floor cornice, thus diminishing the third level. Pilasters divide fenestration bays on the lower levels in this modest exercise in Neoclassicism. Memorial Hall, a 1919 addition, echoes the scale and rhythm of City Hall, including the cornice, but is much more decorative. Entirely sheathed in creamy terracotta, it features a slender cupola and engaged columns with Ionic capitals and decorative spandrels between the first- and second-level windows. President Woodrow Wilson made his last public address here in 1920.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Pueblo City Hall", [Pueblo, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-PE41.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 326-326.

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