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Del Norte Mineral Well

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1897. Columbia St. and Grande Ave. (U.S. 160)

This open pavilion of rough-faced pink rhyolite, constructed by convicts from the state penitentiary at Cañon City, initially stood over a public well and fountain whose mineralized water was touted as curative. It has been moved from the town's main intersection but still has the original pyramidal roof of decorative wood shingles.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Del Norte Mineral Well", [Del Norte, 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, 425-426.

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