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Rio Grande County Courthouse

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1939–1954, Walter H. Simon. Southeast corner of 6th and Cherry sts.

Pueblo Revival massing and rough-faced rhyolite in random courses characterize this three-story building designed by a Denver architect. Like much WPA work, it was built with local materials, in this case stone cut on the grounds. Construction, interrupted by World War II, was not completed until 1954.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Rio Grande County Courthouse", [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, 427-427.

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