City Hall of Old Colorado City

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City Hall of Old Colorado City
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City Hall of Old Colorado City is located in Colorado
City Hall of Old Colorado City
City Hall of Old Colorado City is located in the US
City Hall of Old Colorado City
Location 2902 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coordinates 38°51′4″N 104°52′7″W / 38.85111°N 104.86861°W / 38.85111; -104.86861Coordinates: 38°51′4″N 104°52′7″W / 38.85111°N 104.86861°W / 38.85111; -104.86861
Built 1888
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque Revival
NRHP Reference # 82002300
CSRHP # 5EP.220
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 3, 1982[2]
Designated CSRHP June 3, 1982[1]

The City Hall of Old Colorado City is a Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building from the Old Colorado City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was a city hall after it was built in 1888, but shortly after was used for other purposes including Hibbits Antique & Furniture Store. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][3]

History[edit]

It is a 2 storied building with a tower made of rough-textured stone and brick. The front of the built has 2 wagon doors under 2 masonry arches. Besides city offices, it was also first a jail and firehouse. The tower originally probably had a bell to alarm residents of the fire. It was built for Old Colorado City that was incorporated in 1887 at a cost of $5,000.[4]

Most of the brothels and saloons were located between the 2400 and 2700 blocks of Colorado Avenue, often requiring hiring of transportation to transport arrested individuals to the jail. A new building was built at 26th and Cucharras in the late 1880s to more conveniently place prisoners in jail.[4]

The former city hall served as a school from 1892 to 1902. It was called Ward School and Whittier School. It was then a hotel. The building was a bottling plant and garage in the 1930s and 1940s. Since then, the building has been used for commercial buildings.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b El Paso County - Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. History Colorado. June 2, 2013.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places listing of El Paso County, Colorado". American Dreams, Inc. Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "City Hall of Colorado City - Nomination Form" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved June 2, 2013.