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Aspen Art Museum

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1886. 1987, renovation, Caudill, Gustafson, Ross and Associates. 590 N. Mill St.

From Rio Grande Park a trail of outdoor sculpture wanders over the iron railroad bridge (1911) above the Roaring Fork River to the grassy grounds of the art museum, which is housed in a converted brick hydroelectric generating plant. A Modernist brick addition with clerestory windows and a corrugated metal roof typifies Samuel Caudill's sympathetic treatment of additions to historic structures, which he explains as “interjecting innovative technology and detailing, overlapping of building facades, and interplay of geometric shapes.”

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Aspen Art Museum", [Aspen, 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, 491-491.

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