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Briargate Mustangs - Colorado Springs

Briargate Mustangs

Briargate Mustangs


"Briargate Mustangs" were commissioned in 1987 by Vintage Communities and dedicated in May of 1988. This public art is the creation of horseman and self-taught artist T.D. Kelsey of Elbert.

Located near Briargate shopping center.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 28, 2007
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Everhart Building - Colorado Springs

Everhart Building

Everhart Building - Building with Tibet stores


This was originally erected as an early mixed-use building. Prominent residents, including Spencer Penrose, founder of the Broadmoor Hotel and the El Pomar Foundation, occupied apartments on the second floor. Storefronts housed a drugstore, grocery, china shop, tailor’s shop and offices in 1910.
Built 1897 / Architect Thomas MacLaren

Address" 17 East Bijou Street

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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 28, 2007
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City Hall building - Colorado Springs

City Hall building

City Hall building


This imposing, formal building served as the center of municipal government from its construction in 1904 until 1980. A major rehabilitation project in 2000-01 restored the building as City Hall, which once again contains the City Council chambers, as well as offices for the Mayor, City Council and the City Manager. Part of the civic complex that includes the City Auditorium and the 1998 Robert M. Isaac Municipal Court to the east.

The $140,000 building reflected the prestige and affluence generated by the
Cripple Creek mining district. This is the earliest of the Classical Revival public
buildings downtown, and reflects the influence of the City Beautiful Movement.
The name of the building, carved into the frieze in 1921, may have been added to
identify and distinguish this building from the City Auditorium located south
across Kiowa Street.

Architect Barber and MacLaren.

Address: 107 North Nevada Avenue

Historic Downtown Colorado Springs Walking Tour

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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YMCA building - Colorado Springs

YMCA building

YMCA building


This building represents the efforts of the Young Women’s Christian Association, which was initiated locally in 1899. A fundraising campaign began in 1909 and by 1912, this building emerged to provide classrooms, a gymnasium, and dining area, private rooms and space for religious, social and cultural activities. Used as a hospital by the Red Cross during the influenza epidemic of 1918-19, the building also served as the USO center during World War II.
Architect was Nicholas van den Arend. Continuing in its cultural mission until 1971, the building was threatened with demolition until the William A. Simpsons, a local family involved in banking, purchased and rehabilitated it for commercial use.
Architect Nicholas van den Arend.

Address: 130 East Kiowa Street.

Historic Downtown Colorado Springs Walking Tour

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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The Mining Exchange Building - Colorado Springs

The Mining Exchange Building

The Mining Exchange Building


The Mining Exchange Building, where the Cripple Creek millionaires used to trade, is one of a few buildings that left from old Colorado Springs.

This five-story, 1902 building was constructed by Winfield Scott Stratton. The first structure in the city to rise above four stories, the Mining Exchange was also the first fully fireproof office building. The original walls at the ground floor were gray granite, but were covered with the existing Italian marble panels in a 1963 remodeling project. The architect was T. E. Linn and the builders were Roberts and Bishoff.

Now different offices are located in the building, however, you can come in and look at the pictures of Colorado Springs early 1900s on the first floor, try elevator (very funny old looking thing that makes me tremble in disbelief it will bring me to the right floor but not down-down-down). If you go upstairs, you may even find old doors with old signs, like one on the picture, also to see fine work of banisters.

Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals/Italian Renaissance

Address: 8 S. Nevada Ave./127-29 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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The first stake of Fountain Colony - Colorado Springs

The first stake of Fountain Colony

The first stake of Fountain Colony


Right behind the sculpture of the Range Riders on Pikes Peak Ave. in the shades there is a small monument (simple thin stone) which says, “The first stake of the Fountain Colony was driven here July 31, 1971.” This is the place from which Colorado Springs begins.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts - Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts


Built in 1982. The theatre is small, and as I remember doesn’t have anything spectacular in its hall and concert hall. Despite this fact theatre hosted a lot of performances including international ones.

Address: 190 S. Cascade Avenue

Website: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex - Colorado Springs

El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex

El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex


Colorado Springs is not simple in its architecture even when it is government building. For example, I found El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex building quite not ordinary, with large windows at the entrance. It looks more as a theatre to me.

Located across S. Tejon Street from Pioneers Museum.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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First United Methodist Church - Colorado Springs

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church


Colorado Springs has many churches. I think it is just one of the features of small towns. Also it is the center of famous religious organization Focus on the Family.

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