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Weld County Courthouse

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1915, William N. Bowman. 1965, 1973, restorations. 9th St. and 9th Ave. (NR)
  • Weld County Courthouse (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Weld County Courthouse (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Indiana limestone with terracotta trim covers the four stories and basement of this dignified Beaux-Arts classical edifice. Eight three-story columns with Ionic capitals front the recessed second-story balcony. Triangular pediments top flanking bays whose recessed fenestration is edged by engaged Doric columns. The roof balustrade frames a central round clock tower. The stonework emphasizes the round-arched doors and windows at ground level. Inside, an elaborate ironwork staircase graces the opulent lobby. Interior stair treads, wain-scoting, columns, some floors, and one courtroom are finished with white Colorado marble.

The courthouse is flanked on its south and west sides across a courtyard by two-and three-story contemporary buildings faced with wide, horizontal bands of brick and rough-formed concrete and joined by elevated crosswalks.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Weld County Courthouse", [Greeley, 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, 243-244.

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