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Bud Werner Memorial Library

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1967, Tor Westgaard. 1987, addition, William J. Rangitsch. 1289 Lincoln Ave.

The library's original building, a 3,500-square-foot modified A frame, was a chapelshaped memorial to a local ski champion killed in 1964 by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps during motion picture filming. Sensitive enlargement came with a 6,500-squarefoot rectangular addition to the west gable end. The entire structure has been resurfaced with horizontal redwood siding, while the profile and pointed-arch clerestory of the original building have been preserved. Just across the Yampa River is the hot spring for which the town is named.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Bud Werner Memorial Library", [Steamboat Springs, 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, 522-523.

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