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Frisco Historic Park

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1983, Dokken Crowe Architects. 120 Main St. (corner of 2nd St.)

To clear land for development, members of several endangered architectural species were moved to this park behind the old schoolhouse. The schoolhouse (1900) (NR) was built as a saloon but served as a school from 1902 to 1958. Restored to house the Frisco Historical Society Museum, the one-room school has an Italianate open bell tower borrowed from a demolished school in Breckenridge. Dovetailed corners enhance the design, as do gingerbread and scalloped shingles in the front and rear gables. Five other historic buildings include the log jail (1881, J. Scott and William Meyers), which stood three blocks to the east, and Bill's Ranch House (c. 1890), with its finely detailed joints and corners. The Staley House (c. 1908) is a log home with a frame front.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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