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Moffat (1890, 7,561 feet), platted by the D&RG, was named for the railroad's one-time president David H. Moffat. Since the railroad withdrew, the town has lost most of its population. The Bank of Moffat (1897), on Moffat Way, the main street, with its original name still barely visible in fading paint, is a single-story frame building with a gable roof, retrofitted with large barn doors as the town garage. The abandoned Town Hall (c. 1892), on Moffat Way, is a tiny, false-fronted frame box. The forlorn Moffat Hotel (c. 1906), at the northwest corner of Moffat Way and Broadway, is a two-story red brick building with beige brick quoins and courses. The simple design, with a hipped roof and symmetrical fenestration, looks like an elongated four-square.

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Thomas J. Noel

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