After the fire of 1896, Cripple Creek's city hall was rebuilt with a fire station as its most prominent feature. The red pressed brick building has a corbeled parapet, and double brick rows serve as stringcourse and trim for the arched windows, rough-faced stone windowsills, and large front doors. City offices remain, but now the firehouse is a visitors' center displaying an antique fire engine, a Linotype machine from an early Cripple Creek newspaper, and a cell from the town jail.
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