Endangered Places

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City Utilities Building
18-20 S. Nevada Ave.

Circa: 1931

Constructed in 1931, designed to be fireproof, the building was constructed solely from utility revenues.

Generally considered the outstanding example of Art Deco in the downtown, the building is clad in polychronmatic terra cotta. Designed by local architect, Thomas Hertherington who also partnered with William Douglas in the design of many homes in the North End.


This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.