telluride, one of three

Monday, May 14, 2012

I've been meaning to share these for about a month since we returned from there. I was a tad caught up in moving arrangements so better late than never. I hope your thoughts haven't turned to warmth and spring too wholly to enjoy the architecture of this mountain village.

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Telluride, Colorado is one of those cities where they recognize the picturesque value is part of their aesthetic identity. They've done a lot of ensure that buildings conform to a certain standard of period preservation to maintain their iconic character. I hope you enjoy my photos!

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Above is the San Miguel County Courthouse. The original structure dates 1885-1886, and was destroyed by fire on March 9, 1887. Bricks were salvaged to rebuild the present courthouse.

 

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The Richarsonian Romanesque Nugget Building, which houses the Nugget Theater. It was originally the Old First National Bank Building commissioned by Lucien Lucius (L.L.) Nunn in 1892. It was designed by Denver architect designed James Murdoch.

 

 
 The original Rio Grande Southern Train Depot, now an arts center or some sort. I saw they offer classes!



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  The famous New Sheridan which has been lodging Telluride's visitors since 1891. Burned to ashes in 1894 but reopened in the current brick structure only a year later. The place has even endured flooding by nearby Coronet Creek. The building is also home to the Sheridan Opera House which opened in 1912 by J. A. Segerberg, the manager of the New Sheridan.

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The Telluride Historical Museum which originally opened in 1896 as Hall's Hospital which, remarkable, remained open as a medical center until 1964. 


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Never fear, if new-build is your thing. Mountain Village is for you. Still very pretty but with a style of mountain architecture that feels very glossy and new.




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ArchitectDesign™ said...

what a gorgeous AND adorable little town! It's on my list of places to visit at some point. Good friends of mine live nearby and I've meant to visit for years.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Beautiful and very picturesque! What a setting: incredible mountain views and typography combined with historic architecture. Charming!! Thanks for sharing your lovely holiday photos, Ann.
Cheers from DC,
Loi