Victor City Hall

Victor City Hall (HMZDO)

Location: Victor, CO 80860 Teller County
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N 38° 42.635', W 105° 8.53'

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Like a Phoenix, Victor rose from the ashes of the great 1899 fire better than before. The flimsy wooden structures, built in hast during the boom years of the gold rush, were replaced seemingly overnight by the majestic sturdy brick buildings seen around you today. Though not the first to be rebuilt, the new City Hall perhaps best epitomized the rebirth of the city. Generally considered to be the leading example of Classical Revival architecture in the area City Hall, its domed cupola towering above the valley, became the focal point of life in the reborn city for many years to come.

The building has housed, at various times, the fire department, police department, city court and council chambers, city clerk and local jail. It is widely reported that during the gold camp days boxing great Jack Dempsey trained in a gym up stairs.

Restored in 2004 the City Hall now stands as a centerpiece of the Victor Downtown Historic District. It remains important for both its historical significance and its continued public utility for Victor residents. City Hall serves to remind the people of Victor of their rich heritage and inspire their hope for the future.

Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByAl Packer Chapter No. 100, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 487639 N 4284670
Decimal Degrees38.71058333, -105.14216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.635', W 105° 8.53'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 38.10" N, 105° 8' 31.80" W
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Area Code(s)719
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 W Victor Ave, Victor CO 80860, US
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