National and State Register

Corazon de Trinidad District

Las Animas County

The “Heart of Trinidad” embodies some of the best examples of Late Victorian commercial architecture in Colorado.  Dating back to 1876, Trinidad quickly became the financial, retail and cultural hub of southern Colorado with the development of nearby coal fields and the arrival of the railroad.

A view of the district from above with many flat roofed buildings and a road in the distant foreground.

Corazon de Trinidad District (1972 photograph.)

While many fine old Late Victorian homes are scattered through the town, the nomination focuses on a few streets in the very heart of the city and discusses 55 buildings, the majority of which are located within the limited boundaries of the original townsite.  Much of the downtown area was included to demonstrate the strong visual impact imparted by the town as a whole.