The Huerfano County Courthouse in Walsenburg, Colorado was constructed in 1904. The architect, C. A. Henderson designed the Romanesque Revival style courthouse with stone walls, a pitched hip roof, and facades with prominent square towers (HistoryColorado.org). The design is similar to the adjacent 1896 jailhouse, located behind the courthouse. The former jail serves as a Mining Museum.
Huerfano is Spanish for orphan, and the county was named for Huerfano Butte, that stands by itself, rising up from a flat surrounding just a few miles from the town.
Back in the summer of 2010, we passed through Walsenburg on our way home, with a sick doggie. I always thought I would check out the historic details later. I guess 5 1/2 years qualifies as “later.”