Bent County Courthouse and Jail

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Bent County Courthouse and Jail
Bent County, CO, Courthouse IMG 5719.JPG
Bent County Courthouse and Jail is located in Colorado
Bent County Courthouse and Jail
Bent County Courthouse and Jail is located in the United States
Bent County Courthouse and Jail
Location725 Carson Ave., Las Animas, Colorado
Coordinates38°3′51″N 103°13′12″W / 38.06417°N 103.22000°W / 38.06417; -103.22000Coordinates: 38°3′51″N 103°13′12″W / 38.06417°N 103.22000°W / 38.06417; -103.22000
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built byHolmberg Bros.; Reilly, M.F. & B. Bradley
Architectural styleVictorian Institutional
NRHP reference No.76000546[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 2, 1976

The Bent County Courthouse and Jail, of Bent County, Colorado, at 725 Carson Ave. in Las Animas, was built in 1887. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976; the listing included two contributing buildings.[1]

The courthouse building was built and furnished for a total of $58,429, during 1886–1889. Its architecture is described positively in its NRHP nomination.[2]:5

The NRHP listing includes also the 1902 Bent County Jail, a 30-by-40-foot (9.1 m × 12.2 m) two-story brick building, and a brick garage and another brick extension building.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Langdon E. Morris, Jr. & E. Frances Keck (May 20, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bent County Courthouse and Jail". National Park Service. and accompanying 14 photos