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23 May 2015

The Western Horseman building


This is the building that housed Western Horseman Magazine until fairly recently. I've always thought it was a stately presence on North Nevada Avenue near the Dog Track, in an area that has become fairly seedy over the last few decades. It was built in 1955, a few years after the magazine moved its headquarters to Colorado Springs. In researching for the post, I just read that its architecture was inspired the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, N.M. I never knew that! (And I've been to Santa Fe many times, so shame on me for not noticing.) Western Horseman relocated to Texas five years ago. I don't know who occupies the building now, if anyone. I notice that the life-sized horse statue on the roof has been removed, but otherwise the building looks much the same as it always has and is in nice shape. Clearly somebody still loves it!

3 comments:

from Madrid said...

Yes, an abandoned building is not, of course.

Tomás.

William Kendall said...

A rather neat looking building!

Randy said...

It does look like the palace.