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Conejos County Museum and Visitor’s Center

5045 US Highway 285,, Antonito, Colorado, United States

Saint Theresa the Little Flower in Manassa

On the NE corner of the intersection of Main St. and N 2nd St., in Manassa, CO, Colorado, United States

La Sagrada Familia in Lobatos

On the S side of Cty Rd G apprx 1/4 mi E of th eintersection with Conejos Cty Rd 17, United States

San Antonio de Padua in San Antonio

Near the village of San Antonio,, apprx 4.6 mi SW of Antonito., United States

St Augustine in Antonito

NE corner of the intersection of Beaubien St. and 5th St.,, Fort Garland, United States

Saint James the Less

NE corner of the intersection of Broadway Ave. and 9th St,, Blanca, United States

Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo

Hwy 142 & County Rd. 21,, San Pedro, CO, Colorado, United States 81152

Sociedad de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno (San Francisco Morada)

San Pablo vicinity,, United States 81152

San Acacio San Luis Southern Railway Depot

North of Colo. Hwy. 142,, San Acacio, United States 81151

Garcia-Espinosa-Garland Ranch Headquarters

7527 Co Rd 16,, Antonito, Colorado, United States 81120

La Jara Depot (La Jara Town Hall)

E Main St & Broadway St.,, La Jara, Colorado, United States 81140

Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Combination Car No. 60

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, NM, Chama, United States 87520

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Engine 463

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, NM, Chama, United States 87520

Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 168

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, NM, Chama, United States 87520

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Antonito Depot

Front Street,, Antonito, Colorado, United States 81120

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad San Juan Extension (Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad)

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad,, Chama, United States 87520

Superintendent’s Residence, Great Sand Dunes National Monument

Colo. Hwy. 150,, southwest of Mosca, United States 81146

First Baptist Church

The church was built in 1907 in the Queen Anne style. The style is represented with the patterned shingles, corner tower, pitched roof and front facing gable. This is the only ornamental concrete block public building in Alamosa. The building is also the oldest standing church in Alamosa. National Register 5/22/2005, 5AL.259
408 State Ave.,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Locomotive No. 169

The Locomotive is now housed near the City Building as you enter Alamosa from the east on Hwy. 160. Decorated by lights during the winter, it is a town landmark. The narrow gauge ten wheeled steam locomotive was fired by coal and built in 1883. It represented the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad at the World’s Fair in New York City in 1939. In 1941, The No. 169 was a gift to the City of Alamosa in 1941 and was set to rest at its current location at Cole Park, nestled along the Rio Grande River. State Register 8/9/2000, National Register 3/12/2001, 5AL.312.1
Cole Park,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot (Alamosa County Offices)

The depot was the hub of Alamosa in its prime as it transferred passengers, agricultural goods, mail and other freight in and out of the remote San Luis Valley. The original depot was destroyed by a fire in 1878 and the current building was rebuild in 1908, which the west addition added in 1930. The interior as been remodeled and is used as city offices and as the Alamosa Colorado Welcome Center and loading area for the Rio Grande and Denver Railroad, who now gives nostalgic tourists train rides. National Register 2/11/1993, 5AL.251
610 State St.,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

Bain’s Department Store

This was once the largest department store in the San Luis Valley. This building was made of recycled materials,. Original owner Victor Bain created this Depression-ear building for an affordable price, so that he would offer groceries, household and farm items and clothing to the people of Alamosa. The building is now Rainbows End Thrift Shop, owned and operated by the La Puente Housing Authority where profits from the store and second-story living quarters go back into the non-profit. State Register 9/13/1995, Boundary Increase: State Register 9/9/1998, 5AL.529
510 Main St. & 509 Hunt Ave.,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

American National Bank Building

The Arcaded Block bank building was constructed in 1909. The building functioned as a bank and then was home to a flower shop. The building was restored and returned to being used as a bank by Ben and Alyce Fujii, who raised money from State Historical Funds and matching funds from the Alamosa Uptown & River Association. The restoration included replacing the roof and parapets, restoring the recessed arched windows and door and masonry work. It is now home to the Center for Restorative Programs. National Register 4/15/1999, 5AL.248
500 State Ave.,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

Alamosa Post Office

The Alamosa Post Office was created in 1935 by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The design of the building incorporates the styles of Mission Revival, Classical Revival and Art Deco. National Register 7/22/2009, 5AL.258
703 4th St.,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

Alamosa Masonic Hall

The building’s elaborate stamped metal upper story represents a period of construction associated with the arrival of the railroad and the resulting ability to import prefabricated architectural elements. Built in 1887, it was one of the first major buildings to be constructed on what would become Alamosa’s main street. The two story building had duel purpose, the street-level retail stores made money to support the the second-story Masonic Hall. The elaborate Italianate trim and cornice and cast iron façade, along with emergency doors, a new roof and windows were all restored with funds from the Alamosa Masonic Temple Association, city support, State Historical Fund Grants and a grant from the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. State Register 5/14/1997, 5AL.243
514 San Juan,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101

Alamosa County Courthouse

During the 1930's the WPA Worker's Administration added the largest of their additions to Alamosa. This U-shaped, Mission Style complex was started in 1936 and is made of more than 450,000 bricks that were made at a kiln located north of Alamosa. It underwent recent restoration to replace the roof, re-point brick masonry, restored windows and made the arcade handicap accessible. The county courthouse has been relocated to the south side of Alamosa and this original building is now under private ownership. National Register 9/29/1995, 5AL.263
702 4th St.,, Alamosa, Colorado, United States 81101