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Bunchman-Taylor Building

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1990, Jon Gunson Architects. 125–135 S. Main St.

“Harmony but not duplication” of historic styles is architect John Gunson's goal. He disagrees with those who “want time to stand still in a Breckenridge of 1890.” This two-story brick Neo-Victorian mini-mall and his Towne Square, at the northeast corner of Main and Lincoln streets, Gunson calls “contemporary renditions of historic buildings.” Above round-arched windows and corbeled cornices the horizon is framed in open steel beam friezes and gables. Tighter 1992 town guidelines for the downtown historic district frowned on such loose interpretations of historical styles, and especially on Gunson's split-level structures with garden courtyards.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Bunchman-Taylor Building", [Breckenridge, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ST08.

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 460-460.

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