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Old Elks Club (First National Bank)

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First National Bank
1892. 201–211 W. Colorado Ave. (northwest corner of Fir St.)

Massive corner entry arches distinguish this Romanesque Revival gem, the handsomest building in town. Rough-faced sandstone gives way at the entrance to slender, polished granite half columns. Projections suggesting a square tower further emphasize the entry. Unfortunately someone has tried to enhance the soft natural glow of the local sandstone with purple paint.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Old Elks Club (First National Bank)", [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, 587-587.

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