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Wilkinson Public Library (Jail)

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1887. 1987, renovation and addition, Gibson and Reno. 100 S. Spruce Ave.

Telluride's old, 800-square-foot stone jail was enlarged with a 4,000-square-foot addition and converted to the town library. The addition leaves the jail as the more prominent wing of an L-shaped building enclosing two sides of a courtyard, entered through a new stone and wood archway with built-in benches. The open-beam gable on this archway reflects the pedimented gable dormers of the new metal-roofed, red brick library building and the open beams of the Post-modern interior.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Wilkinson Public Library (Jail)", [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, 588-589.

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