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Durango in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Newman Block

Historic site

 
 
The Newman Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
1. The Newman Block Marker
Inscription. Built in 1892 by Senator Charles Newman, pioneer merchant, miner and legislator. He maintained his office here until his death in 1906.

Major Daniel L. Sheets, cattleman and member of Colorado’s second state legislature, operated the U.S. Land Office here from 1898 through 1910.

Descendants of these early settlers of the Animas Valley gathered here to honor them in the centennial year of Colorado statehood. August 28, 1976
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 37° 16.348′ N, 107° 52.87′ W. Marker is in Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue and East 8th Street on Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Main Avenue, Durango CO 81301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Dempsey (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradshaw Circle (approx. 0.3 miles away); [Old] Fort Lewis College (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
The Newman Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
2. The Newman Block Marker
The marker is on the left corner of the building.
The Newman Block image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
3. The Newman Block
The Newman Block image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
4. The Newman Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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