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Saguache Town Hall

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1915, H. W. J. Edbrooke. 504 San Juan Ave. (northwest corner of 5th St.)

Blueprints and specifications by the Denver architect, who was Frank E. Edbrooke's nephew, are available from the town clerk inside. This reinforced concrete Prairie Style hall replaced an adobe town hall. The narrow, two-story building has a red brick veneer with raised soldier courses to define the second story with its overhanging eaves. Square windows alternate with panels of aggregate to give the impression of a wide frieze under a green tile roof. The first-floor fenestration is evenly spaced, with the entrance door set between two tall windows on the narrow south facade. The jail has been moved to the new sheriff's office next to the courthouse, but the venerable Charpiot walk-in safe remains behind the clerk's desk.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Saguache Town Hall", [Saguache, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-SH09.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 439-439.

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