Boulder County Courthouse

Earlier this summer I ventured up to Boulder for a meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology.  I got to Boulder a little early to nose around Pearl Street and discovered this gem of a building: the Boulder County Courthouse.

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Built between 1933 and 1934 and designed in the Art Deco style by architect Glen H. Huntington, the Boulder County Courthouse building replaced the original Second-Empire style courthouse that burned in 1932.  The postcard below shows the original building (postcard courtesy Courthouse History).  I am sure the citizens of Boulder were shocked to have this stately, albeit oppressive-looking brick and stone structure replaced with the light-colored, Cubist design of the new stone courthouse.

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