Colorado Amphitheater

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Colorado Amphitheater
Colorado Amphitheater.JPG
The site in 2013.
Colorado Amphitheater is located in Colorado
Colorado Amphitheater
Colorado Amphitheater is located in the United States
Colorado Amphitheater
Location15001 Denver W. Pkwy., Golden, Colorado
Coordinates39°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
Built1935
Built byWorks Progress Administration
ArchitectArdourel, Frank J.
MPSCamp George West MPS
NRHP reference #93000378[1]
Added to NRHPMay 20, 1993

The Colorado Amphitheater (Zypher 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. The amphitheater later came into ownership by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Christian W. Pruchnic (July 31, 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Colorado Amphitheater / Structure #41". National Park Service. Retrieved September 21, 2018. With accompanying 12 photos from c.1934-36, 1987, and 1992

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