Category Archives: Interesting Buildings

Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings

It’s hard to know exactly what’s what at this place. The cliff dwelling isn’t an original, but the story goes that much of the material was scrounged from actual cliff dwelling ruins elsewhere in the state. The bricks were brought … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Shrine of the Son

Spencer Penrose made millions in mining. He invested in the Colorado Springs area—the Broadmoor Resort was his most notable achievement. He sponsored the first race up Pikes Peak, and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is his creation. He also built a … Continue reading

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The Number 2 Restroom in America

Tourists were coming to Lucas, Kansas to see the artwork. There were no public bathrooms in town. So the fine people of Lucas built one. Shaped like a toilet. With mosaics inside and out. And called it Bowl Plaza. And … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Castle

In 1959, a Colorado teen named Jim Bishop bought a couple acres of woods in the Wet Mountains in southern Colorado. In the early 60’s, after marrying his wife Phoebe, he began building rock cabin on his land. Passers-by thought … Continue reading

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