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Summit County Courthouse

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1909, John J. Huddart. 208 E. Lincoln Ave. (northeast corner of Ridge St.)

An observation tower and a four-sided dome top the county courthouse, whose north and south entry pediments feature painted mining and railroad scenes in bas-relief on pressed zinc. Pedimented entry bays, balanced fenestration, and gray sandstone and gray brick trim lend the red brick building the Neoclassical dignity characteristic of Huddart's courthouses. Such details as the miniature concrete pilasters set into the brick just below the architrave were spotlighted in a 1987 renovation by Baker + Hogan Associates, which preserved the large, octagonal main-floor hall, the golden oak stairwell and wood-work, the high, pressed metal ceiling, chandeliers, and other furnishings of the upstairs courtroom.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Summit County Courthouse", [Breckenridge, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ST12.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 461-461.

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