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Telluride P.O.: 1940

Telluride P.O.: 1940

September 1940. "Former miners' hospital, now the post office at Telluride, Colorado." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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In the Google street view the stairs go straight up from the sidewalk to the front door. In the 1940 photograph it looks like that was the original arrangement, but for some reason the stairs had been rebuilt to the side. The change resulted in a minimal number of fewer stairs that could have been covered either way. At some later date someone decided it was worth the effort and expense to [re]build a straight staircase.

Miners Hospital, now apartments

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