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  • Saguache

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    Saguache grew during a period of prosperity in the early twentieth century, reaching a population of 1,200 in 1940.
  • Saguache County Bank

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    Originally built in 1880, the Saguache County Bank received a new classical revival façade in 1913 designed by Denver architect John J. Huddart.
    Saguache County Bank
  • Saguache County Courthouse

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    As Saguache continued to develop, new buildings were constructed to accommodate the increasing population and prosperity. Built in 1910, the Saguache County Courthouse was designed by John J. Huddart, the Denver architect who also designed the Saguache County Bank's updated façade.  
    Saguache County Courthouse
  • Fourth Street, Saguache

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    Long a vibrant commercial district in Saguache, Fourth Street still has a core of historic buildings and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
    Fourth Street, Saguache
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R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, “Saguache Downtown,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (March 3, 2014).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (Boulder: Pruett Publishing, 1979).

William Wyckoff, Creating Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape, 1860–1940 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999).

Additional Information: 

"Fourth Street Commercial District—Downtown Saguache," Colorado Preservation, Endangered Places Archive.

Michael Kaplan, Otto Mears: Paradoxical Pathfinder (Silverton, CO: San Juan County Book Company, 1982).