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Aspen Music School

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1880s, 1951. 1038 Castle Creek Rd.

The Aspen Music School started in an old mine structure and has had various additions. Taliesen graduates Fritz Benedict and Curtis Bessinger complemented the original low-slung, raw wood buildings clustered around ponds beside Castle Creek with simple frame and shake shingle construction. Low-pitched hipped roofs and balconies over the water lend the campus a Japanese tranquility prized by both Bauhaus and Wrightian schools.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Aspen Music School", [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, 498-498.

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