Telluride's only example of Neoclassical architecture has two large, fluted Ionic columns in terracotta supporting a terracotta entablature embellished with dentils, moldings, and a pediment. Bank president Charles “Buck” Waggoner made national headlines in 1929 when he multiplied his bank's assets at the expense of six New York banks. “A seedy country banker swindles six New York banks out of $500,000,” declared the New York Times headline. Waggoner used the money to pay off the Bank of Telluride's debts, ensuring that his depositors did not lose any money, but was convicted and imprisoned for bank fraud.
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