It’s possible that you’ve lived in Colorado Springs your entire life, spent many days and evenings walking around downtown and never really noticed—really noticed—much, if any, of the amazing architectural embellishments in this slide show. Click through the images and see if you recognize any of the features on these treasured historic buildings in downtown Colorado Springs. If you don’t, spend a lunch hour or a date walking around central downtown and have a closer look. Better yet, download THIS PDF from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs , print it out, and take yourself on their self-guided walking tour one of these balmy winter afternoons and learn more about the buildings. Failing that, we’ll reveal the buildings to which these images belong and more information about them on Thursday.

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4 Responses to Look Up! Historic Downtown COS Architectural Embellishments

  1. joyce cheney says:

    NYC visitors can walk the “high line”, a train track converted to a beautifully landscaped park/walkway. It runs N-S for several blocks on westside Manhattan at 3rd floor level, so walkers get great views of building TOPS.

  2. Liz says:

    Thanks for this wake up call to all the beautiful architecture in our city. When I lived in Italy, it was everywhere – from the doorknob to the window sill to the molding over a doorway. I noticed in many of your pictures, that much of this historic beauty can only be seen if we lift our gaze from the sidewalk or shop windows, to the second or third floor of buildings. Thanks for renewing my appreciation in the architecture of our city!

  3. Barb Van Hoy says:

    I LOVE this! Thanks for the beautiful slide show.

  4. Joel says:

    Thanks for pointing this out.


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