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Rio Grande County Museum

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1987, Jack Rominger. Northeast corner of Oak and 6th sts.

This single-story contemporary musuem has an irregular plan of rectangular spaces under flat roofs that draws on traditional adobe construction. Stuccoed frame walls enclose wings and bays that extend from a narrow, clerestoried, central-gabled gallery opening onto east and south walled courtyards. The south side gallery is a glass wall opening onto a Spanish-style courtyard with slat-roofed loggias supported by peeled log columns. Architect Jack Rominger, a Del Norte native retired from an architectural practice in Palo Alto, California, designed this small museum for artifacts of Native American, Hispanic, and Euro-American cultures.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Rio Grande County Museum", [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, 426-426.

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