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Images from Colorado Springs' past

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The Rev. Dr. Hurley Begun (1893-1963) and his wife, Jeanette (1887-1968), sent this Christmas card to parishioners of All Souls Unitarian Church in 1958. Dr. Begun was minister at the Colorado Springs church from 1925 to 1960, when he retired. COURTESY OF MICHAEL LARSEN

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Colorado Springs’ First Presbyterian Church is viewed from Bijou Street and Nevada Avenue. This image from Feb. 13, 1927, was taken on a cold, rainy and snowy Sunday morning. People are seen exiting and entering the church with vehicles parked along a wet street. First Presbyterian continues on the same site today, although in a newer building. PHOTOGRAPH BY HARRY L. STANDLEY, MAYALL PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 102-11446

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A group sits on the steps to a Colorado Springs boarding house in this photograph dated October 1903. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies the people as, from left to right, top to bottom row: Mr. Groom, train dispatcher, Colorado Midland Railway; Miss Franks, 4th Grade (teacher), Bancroft; Dr. Morrison; Myra Daw; I.S. Nichols; Miss Cadwell, 2nd Grade (teacher), Longfellow; Miss Kelso, 3rd Grade (teacher), Midland; Miss Browne, 8th Grade (teacher), Bancroft; Miss Rowell, principal, Bancroft; Miss Boss, principal, Whittier; Miss Balenline, 3rd Grade (teacher), Bancroft; Miss Buren, 2nd Grade (teacher), Midland; Mr. Grafton, superintendent of schools; Elizabeth Daw; Gladys and Sula Nichols; and S.T. Daw. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-5133

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A portrait of William Andrews Bartlett in 1895. Bartlett (1884-1972) was the son of William Lewis Bartlett, Colorado Springs’ first dentist, and Agness Louella Andrews Bartlett, a singer with the Colorado Springs Opera. Young William grew up to be a construction engineer, with a degree from Colorado College. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT 001-7374

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Construction of a building in downtown Colorado Springs is underway in October 1965. Visible in the background, from left, are St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which is still at 22 W. Kiowa St. and is on the National Register of Historic Places; the Carnegie Library, next door at 21. W. Kiowa, formerly the home of the Colorado Springs Public Library, and also on the National Register; and the Marksheffel Motor Co. The tall building on the right was Neusteters, a Denver-based department store that had a round restaurant at its top. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES AND HELEN MCCAFFERY, HELEN AND JAMES MCCAFFERY COLLECTION 266-10017

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In this circa 1899 photograph, the athletic class at Colorado Springs High School of which William Andrews Bartlett was a member is pictured. William, in a dark shirt, is in the first row, far right, reclining. Bartlett was the eldest son of William Lewis Bartlett, original dentist in Colorado Springs, and Agnes Louella Andrews Bartlett, who was a singer with the Colorado Springs Opera. William Andrews Bartlett was born Dec. 1, 1884. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1903 and from Colorado College in 1907. He married on Dec. 31, 1912. He belonged to the Pikes Peak Chapter, Colorado College Alumni Association, was a life member of the Society of Civil Engineers, was the recipient of a 50-year pin from the Master Builder Masonic Lodge in Kenmore, N.Y., and was a Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT 001-7376

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A portrait, circa 1970, of Fred Stewart Bartlett (1905- 1988). Bartlett was the director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center from 1943 until 1971. A framed painting is visible in the background. The Fine Arts Center started in April 1936. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-8569

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