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Colorado Mountain College (Breckenridge School)

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Breckenridge School
1909, Eagleton and Mountjoy. 103 S. Harris St.

The facade of this red pressed brick school designed by Denver architects sports curvilinear parapets, third-story roundel windows with stained glass, and round-arched second-story windows. The town's investment of $20,000 in a fashionable building reflected hopes that prosperity had come to stay. In 1920 a gym, auditorium, and indoor swimming pool were added on the west. Over the years, the school “modernized” with interior elements such as acoustical tile. Built as a kinder-garten-through-twelfth-grade school, the building later became a firehouse and then the town hall before the new town hall opened on Ski Hill Road. It is now renovated as a home for the public library and Colorado Mountain College.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Colorado Mountain College (Breckenridge School)", [Breckenridge, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ST17.

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 462-462.

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