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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
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

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.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Pueblo City Hall", [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, 326-326.

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