“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Victor in Teller County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Victor City Hall

Victor City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
1. Victor City Hall Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 2008 by Al Packer Chapter No. 100, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included

Victor City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2009
2. Victor City Hall
The marker is behind the flag pole, on the left.
in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 42.635′ N, 105° 8.53′ W. Marker is in Victor, Colorado, in Teller County. Marker is on Victor Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Victor Avenue, Victor CO 80860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Victor Colorado (a few steps from this marker); Labor Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); North 4th Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bawdy Side of Town (about 600 feet away); Lowell Thomasís Victor (about 600 feet away); Fire! (about 600 feet away); North 3rd Street (about 700 feet away); East Victor Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Victor.
Also see . . .  Victor City Hall - History Colorado. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. Government
Victor City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
3. Victor City Hall
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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