Cañon City Downtown Historic District

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Cañon City Downtown Historic District
Raynolds Bank (1883), on Main Street
Cañon City Downtown Historic District is located in Colorado
Cañon City Downtown Historic District
Cañon City Downtown Historic District is located in the United States
Cañon City Downtown Historic District
LocationRoughly Main St. from 3rd to 9th Sts. and Macon Ave. (original),
602 Macon Ave. (increase) Cañon City, Colorado
Coordinates38°26′29″N 105°14′17″W / 38.44139°N 105.23806°W / 38.44139; -105.23806Coordinates: 38°26′29″N 105°14′17″W / 38.44139°N 105.23806°W / 38.44139; -105.23806
Built1870 (original) and 1900 (increase)
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Late Victorian
NRHP reference #83003517 and 86000201[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 20, 1983 (original)
February 6, 1986 (increase)

Cañon City Downtown Historic District is a historic district in Cañon City, Colorado. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] The historic district listing was based on a 1981 survey by city staff; a 2004-05 survey has been completed which updates and expands upon it.

The district includes 80 historic structures, mostly two-story buildings, in the downtown commercial area of Canon City. These are mostly on Main Street from 4th Street to 7th Street. They were built mostly during 1870-1920 of brick and stone and reflect Canon City's success as a regional trade center.[2]

St. Cloud Hotel (1888), at 7th & Main
McClure House/Strathmore Hotel

Thirty-three are identified as significant contributing buildings, and 15 as also contributing, with the remainder being intrusions. The northeast "anchor" of the district is the United Methodist Church at 8th and Main.:16 The McClure House/Strathmore Hotel (1872), separately listed on the NRHP, on Main and the west side of 4th Street is at the other end.[2]:26,27

In 1986 its borders were increased to include 602 Macon Avenue,[1] which is the former sanitarium building of Dr. Ward,[3]:39 and which has been turned into condominiums.

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b Sammy M. Wittmer and Bill Simpson (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Canon City Downtown Historic District / Canon City Downtown". National Park Service. Retrieved July 18, 2016. with 60 photos from 1983 and before
  3. ^ R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons (June 2005). "Historic Buildings Survey of Downtown Cañon City, Colorado, 2004-05, Final Survey Report" (PDF). Retrieved July 18, 2016.