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San Miguel County Courthouse

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1887. 301 W. Colorado Ave. (northwest corner of Oak St.)
  • San Miguel County Courthouse (Tom Noel)

A central, three-story brick clock tower distinguishes this two-story Italianate building, which incorporates red bricks from the first county courthouse. Over the years the courthouse hosted dances, lectures, community meetings, shows, revivals, fairs, and religious services. The one-story stone county jail is on the west side of the courthouse, and a Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose, a hybrid passenger car and locomotive, nests on the courthouse lawn.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "San Miguel County Courthouse", [Telluride, 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, 586-586.

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