National and State Register

Buford School

Rio Blanco County

The 1902 Buford School has long been the educational center of the rural area near Buford and served as the local school until consolidation in 1952.

Buford School, 1977.

Buford School, 1977.

Its intact setting and associated privy helps to convey the rural school experience of many children in northwestern Colorado.  For several generations, the building stood at the core of the White River Valley’s daily life, and it continues to serve this rural community as a gathering and learning place.  The Buford School is a highly recognizable valley landmark.  The property is associated with the Rural School Buildings of Colorado Multiple Property Submission.