Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library

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Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library
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Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library is located in Colorado
Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library
Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library is located in the US
Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library
Location 6th Ave. between 3rd and 4th Sts., Ouray, Colorado
Coordinates 38°1′23″N 107°40′12″W / 38.02306°N 107.67000°W / 38.02306; -107.67000Coordinates: 38°1′23″N 107°40′12″W / 38.02306°N 107.67000°W / 38.02306; -107.67000
Built 1899
Architect Walsh,Tom
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 75000528[1]
Added to NRHP April 16, 1975

The Ouray City Hall and Walsh Library are a pair of buildings in downtown Ouray, Colorado, United States. Located on 6th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, they are together listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

History[edit]

Constructed in 1900, the city hall was built as a miniature replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas Walsh, founder of the Camp Bird Mine, donated a library which occupied the second floor. The structure burned down in January 1950. It was listed on the Register in 1975.[1] A restoration effort in 1976 as part of the city of Ouray Centennial failed, but another restoration effort succeeded in restoring the historic facade in 1988.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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