A Denver architect who did much work for the Denver Catholic Diocese designed this brown brick, stone-trimmed building. It replaced a frame church (1884) erected a block farther up 10th Street. Italian and Tyrolean miners donated much of the masonry work and helped construct the rectory (1906) next door. The large, square, open bell tower with a ball finial and Celtic cross and the corner minarets are the only surprises on this otherwise standard Romanesque Revival church with its round-arched openings, rose windows, buttresses, and rough stone foundation. Much love and attention has been spent on this church, despite dwindling resources and membership, as Nellie M. Hill recounts in High Country Parish (1984).
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St. Patrick's Catholic Church
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