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Teller County Courthouse

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1904, Augustus J. Smith. Northwest corner of Bennett Ave. and 1st St.

This three-story structure, built for $68,000, has a limestone base and walls mixing brown half-bricks with red full bricks. Arched brick doorways, patterned brick quoins, egg-and-dart trim, sandstone sills, and second-story blind arches decorated with Adamesque wreaths and garlands adorn the building, as do herringbone brick spandrels and a double-dentiled cornice. The little-altered interior has creaky wooden floors, golden oak wain-scoting, lath and plaster walls, and operable lunette transoms. Antique radiators, brass fixtures, and signage make this a vintage home for the county and district courts, tax assessor, and social services. A golden oak staircase leads upstairs to the original oak-trimmed courtrooms, which are exquisitely preserved.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Teller County Courthouse", [Cripple Creek, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 333-333.

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