Designed by Dutch architect Nicolaas van den Arend, the Van Briggle Pottery building at the corner of Uintah and Glen Avenue is a spectacular example of Flemish farmouse/Arts and Crafts styles and has a wide array of Van Briggle tiles and pottery incorporated into the structure, which were once meant to advertise the signature ceramic wares to tourists traveling by train.

This Saturday, The Women’s Education Society, or W.E.S., of Colorado College will give their annual tours of the building (now occupied by Colorado College’s Facilities Services) any time between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these great ceramic works up close and learn the full history of the building. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go toward scholarships. You can find out more about the tour HERE at Colorado College’s website.

Take a sneak preview of some of the building’s beautiful details in the slide show above.

(Many thanks to Linda Crissey of W.E.S. and Colorado College Facilities Services for their help.)

 

One Response to Van Briggle Building Up Close

  1. J. Barton says:

    Back in the late 1970’s I worked on the ground crew at CC while going to school. Our shop was at the Van Briggle building and it was always interesting to see its beauty. Thank you for bringing back those memories.

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