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Bent County Courthouse and Jail

  • Bent County Courthouse

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    The Bent County Courthouse opened in 1889 and is now the oldest functioning courthouse in Colorado.
    Bent County Courthouse
  • Courthouse Restoration

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    Now more than 125 years old, the Bent County Courthouse has benefited from several restoration efforts since the 1990s and received the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation in 2010.
    Courthouse Restoration
  • Bent County Courthouse

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    The redbrick Bent County Courthouse was designed in a Victorian Institutional style. It has been in continuous use since March 1889.
    Bent County Courthouse
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References: 

Langdon E. Morris Jr. and E. Frances Keck, “Bent County Court House,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory­–Nomination Form (May 20, 1975).

Judy Thomeczek, “Bent County Courthouse and Jail,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (September 1, 2000).

Additional Information: 

Bent County (Colorado) History (Las Animas, CO: Book Committee, 1986–87).

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