Colorado Amphitheater

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Colorado Amphitheater
Colorado Amphitheater.JPG
The site in 2013.
Colorado Amphitheater is located in Colorado
Colorado Amphitheater
Location 15001 Denver W. Pkwy., Golden, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′36″N 105°10′33″W / 39.74333°N 105.17583°W / 39.74333; -105.17583Coordinates: 39°44′36″N 105°10′33″W / 39.74333°N 105.17583°W / 39.74333; -105.17583
Built 1935
Architect Ardourel, Frank J.; WPA
Governing body DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
MPS Camp George West MPS
NRHP Reference # 93000378
Added to NRHP May 20, 1993[1]

The Colorado Amphitheater, also known as Structure #41, is a natural stone amphitheater built in 1935 to serve Camp George West of the Colorado National Guard. It is located near the base of South Table Mountain, a mesa located just east of Golden, Colorado.

Built under the auspices of commander Neil West Kimball, grandson of the general for whom the camp was named, it was constructed as a project of the Works Progress Administration. One of its primary uses in operation was to show films to the Guard troops. However, the amphitheater fell into disuse when rattlesnakes became too plentiful for comfort. Today the amphitheater belongs to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 

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