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Presbyterian College Dormitory

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1884. Southwest corner of 6th and Cherry sts.

The Reverend George Darley of the Home Missionary Movement founded the Presbyterian College of the Southwest in 1883. This square, three-story frame structure with a mansard roof remains. The old Presbyterian Chapel (1895), Spruce Street between 6th and 7th streets, with its rough-faced rhyolite walls and tall, Gothic-arched, stained glass windows, has been incorporated into a new community church. The New England Protestants who built the college were not well received by Catholic Spanish-speaking locals, and the school closed in 1901.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Presbyterian College Dormitory", [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, 426-427.

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