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Haxtun City Hall (First National Bank)

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First National Bank
1917. 145 S. Colorado Ave. (corner of Letcher St.) (NR)

Haxtun (1888, 4,028 feet), laid out as a grid by a subsidiary of the Burlington railroad, blossomed by 1920 into a town of 1,118 people, its peak population. Its elegant city hall, built as a bank, is a survivor of that era. White marble trim adds Colonial Revival frosting to the red brick, single-story building with a prominent corner clock. A pediment over the entry transom is repeated in a larger edition overhead at the cornice level. Paired marble pilasters on the face and single ones on the other elevations give the building a light verticality. Inside, the original terrazzo floors, marble baseboards, hardwood counters, two safes, leaded and etched glass windows, and high, open-beam ceilings are intact. After the Great Depression wiped out the bank's assets, the building was restored as the city hall in 1939.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Haxtun City Hall (First National Bank)", [Haxtun, 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, 263-263.

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