The plaza was designed as a U-shaped building around a central courtyard, with all the doors and windows facing the courtyard to make the building harder to attack. It originally had a fence on the east side as well as a small entrance to the courtyard on the north side, pictured here.
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Image by Otto Roach (Courtesy of History Colorado, Subject File Collection, C-La Veta/Scan #20007630). To purchase a copy of this image, please contact the Photo Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.