Longmont College

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Longmont College
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Longmont College is located in Colorado
Longmont College
Longmont College is located in the US
Longmont College
Location 546 Atwood Street
Longmont, Colorado, United States
Coordinates 40°10′08″N 105°05′45″W / 40.16889°N 105.09583°W / 40.16889; -105.09583Coordinates: 40°10′08″N 105°05′45″W / 40.16889°N 105.09583°W / 40.16889; -105.09583
Built 1886
Architect Frederick Albert Hale
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 87001285 [1]
CSRHP # 5BL.1153
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 12, 1987
Designated CSRHP August 12, 1987

Longmont College, also known as The Landmark, is a building in Longmont, Colorado that briefly housed the city's first college from 1886 to 1889.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

The Presbyterian Synod of Colorado originally commissioned the design of a much larger building for the site to house what was to become Longmont Presbyterian College.[3] The south wing was built in 1886: a two-story brick building in the Italianate style.[4] Due to financial problems, this was the only wing completed, and the college closed after only three years, reopening as a preparatory school, Longmont Academy. The building later housed Longmont High School and a series of Catholic schools before being sold and subdivided into apartments during the post-World War II housing shortage.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Boulder County Listings". History Colorado. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Longmont Presbyterian College". City of Longmont. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "NRHP Registration Form: Longmont College" (PDF). 29 June 1987. Retrieved 22 July 2014.