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Cañon City Municipal Building is located in Colorado
Cañon City Municipal Building
Location in Colorado
Location 612 Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, Colorado
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1927
Architect Eugene Groves
Architectural style Moderne
NRHP reference No. 83001318
Added to NRHP August 18, 1983

The Cañon City Municipal Building was built in 1927. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

It is a two-story brick Moderne-style building with an H-shaped plan, designed by architect Eugene Groves.

It is the current home of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center. It was originally built as a government building for the city of Cañon City, Colorado. A new City Hall building was built to allow more room for city offices and a larger city council meeting room leaving the vacated space available to an expansion of the museum and the relocation of the History Center from the Cañon City Public Library's basement to the Municipal Building. It was then decided to rename the building the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center.

The building has three floors and includes a bomb shelter in its basement. A couple of historical structures are located directly south of the building, including the Rudd family homestead.

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