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Old 05-11-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I thought some Colorado folks (and history buffs) might like this post I did on my blog about the old two-story school house in the small town of Morrison, just west of Denver.

Check it out: Rezoned and Repurposed: Historic 1875 Morrison Colorado School House | ~ House Crazy ~
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Colorado
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Wow. Quite a project! I'm more of an "adaptive reuse" gal myself, and am sometimes saddened to see community buildings become private residences. But, it's always better than letting the building fall into neglect. Had there been any local effort to save the building and use it in a more public way?

Just out of curiosity, do you have any idea what the building was purchased for -- and what it might be valued at today?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Wow. Quite a project! I'm more of an "adaptive reuse" gal myself, and am sometimes saddened to see community buildings become private residences. But, it's always better than letting the building fall into neglect. Had there been any local effort to save the building and use it in a more public way?

Just out of curiosity, do you have any idea what the building was purchased for -- and what it might be valued at today?
I have NO IDEA... but I bet you could look it up on Jefferson County assesor's website! It should be public record.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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What a project! Very impressive :-)

It's such a shame these buildings become private. One of the roofing contractors I have been working with on my roof replacement project was mentioning this project, I think it is very important to keep these monuments for us to share and admire...

Bella
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Having lived in a "Geo Washington slept here" town most of my life, it's hard to get used to Colorado's version of "historic."
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I thought some Colorado folks (and history buffs) might like this post I did on my blog about the old two-story school house in the small town of Morrison, just west of Denver.

Check it out: Rezoned and Repurposed: Historic 1875 Morrison Colorado School House | ~ House Crazy ~
Yuck, did they seriously rip the bell tower off a 135 year old school building and enclose it in an ultra modern glass monstrosity? Why do so many people with no taste buy historic buildings?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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Except for the front, where it has the wording on the building, you can't tell it was an old building. It's definitely not how I would have done it. There is no character now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Having lived in a "Geo Washington slept here" town most of my life, it's hard to get used to Colorado's version of "historic."
I do live where George Washington slept for most of his life and while history here is longer there wasn't that much going on after the Civil War. I believe Mount Vernon was almost moldering into the ground at that point. The West was a much more exciting place then.

This story reminds me of the churches and railroad depots folks have converted into homes.
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