This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Colorado School of Mines – Hall of Engineering


Address816 15th St., Golden, 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS34, T3S, R70W
Elevation5770
SourceCSM Office of Institutional Advancement, 6/20/89; Norman, C., "Golden Old and New," p. 41.
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Initialdate1997-04-23 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThis is presently the oldest building on the Colorado School of Mines campus. It was built when Dr. Regis Chauvenet was the president. It was completed in 1894, and it was named by the legislature when they appropriated the $20,000 needed to build it. The original purpose was to use the building to teach physics and "draughting." It now houses Mineral Economics, Special Programs, and Continuing Education. The architect for this building was a well known architect of his day, Robert S. Roeschlaub. He called the style of architecture "Victorian Romanesque." Mr. Roeschlaub also created a master plan for the campus. The builder was a well known local builder, Herbert Tracy Quick. Unfortunately, when Hill Hall was built in 1958, it obscured the view of the Hall of Engineering from most parts of the campus.
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