National and State Register

Claremont / Trianon (The Colorado Springs School)

El Paso County

The 1906 Claremont, also knows at the Trianon, was built for Charles and Virginia Baldwin.  The wealthy couple came to Colorado Springs from New York for health reasons.

A view of the building with snow on the ground and two large pine trees on either side. The building stands in the back with tall windows and large entrance with staircase descending to a sidewalk below.

Claremont / Trianon (The Colorado Springs School)

They hired local architect Thomas MacLaren to create a spacious residence deliberately scaled down from the Grand Trianon at Versailles.  MacLaren traveled to France as part of the design process.