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St. Joseph Hospital

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1954, Gordon Sweet. 1280 Grande Ave. (U.S. 160)

Gordon Sweet, a Colorado Springs architect, designed this hospital as flat-roofed, single-story, rectangular modules of red brick trimmed in gray limestone radiating from a taller entrance bay. In a limestone-paneled wall, a tall, multipaned window with a subtle cross motif lights the waiting area. Brick wings with mansard roofs contain a nursing home and a small brick chapel. This stylish contemporary structure occupies the site where St. Joseph's first opened in 1907 in a converted house.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "St. Joseph Hospital", [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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