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Lake City, Colorado Historic District

Lake City's Architectural Heritage:
Commercial Building Styles

Historic commercial buildings within the Business Treatment Area of the Lake City Historic District consist of 19th century masonry and woodframe buildings and early 20th century masonry buildings.

These styles include Italianate, false-front, and 20th century commercial.

Also in this section:
Italianate commercial
  • 1870s - 1890s
  • Two story height
  • Local brick or stone
  • Flat roof, slightly pitched toward rear
  • Cornice with decorative elements
  • Tall, narrow second-story windows with decorative window lintels
  • Horizontal banding dividing first and second stories
  • Transom windows
  • Storefront arrangement of entrance between large windows
False front commercial
  • 1870s - 1900s
  • One or one-and-one-half story height
  • Bracketed cornice
  • False front façade
  • Transom window(s)
  • Exterior of horizontal wood siding
  • Storefront of recessed entrance between large display windows
Twentieth century commercial
  • 1900 - 1940
  • One story height
  • Flat roof, slightly pitched toward rear
  • Brick exterior with cornice of patterned (corbelled or dentilled) brick
  • Storefront arrangement of entrance and large display window(s)