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Pitkin County Library

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1991, Caudill, Gustafson, Ross and Associates. Northeast corner of Mill and Main sts.

For this library Samuel J. Caudill, a veteran Aspen activist-architect, chose the flattened roofs, overhanging eaves, and rectangular banded windows of the Prairie Style instead of something more indigenous. The red brick library, with its distinctive entry clock tower, shares a plaza with the 1984 Justice Center, including jails and a juvenile center, by the same architects. Confronting the buildings from across the plaza is an equestrian Don Quixote, made of chrome car bumpers.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Pitkin County Library", [Aspen, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-PT03.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 491-491.

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