Architecture and Planning ETDs

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For purposes of clarity, the study is divided into two parts. Part I includes discussions on Colorado mining history and community planning and is intended to provide a framework for the reader to relate the architectural analysis which follows. Part II is introduced with a section dealing with architectural styles to familiarize the reader with their influence on the architecture of the mining communities as well as the country as a whole. This introductory discussion is followed by the architectural analysis of building types comprising 19th century Colorado mining communities. The analysis is divided into the categories of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial within which all such building types fall. Photographs by the author are used to provide visual illustrations. Historical pictures have purposely been avoided for the intent is to show present day remains. The study offers an insight into the life, times and architecture of a unique bygone era.



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School of Architecture and Planning

First Committee Member (Chair)

Bainbridge Bunting

Second Committee Member

Edith Cherry

Third Committee Member

Duane A. Smith

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Architecture Commons