National and State Register

Saguache Downtown Historic District

Saguache County

The Saguache Downtown Historic District is locally significant in the area of commerce for its historic role as the commercial center of the Town of Saguache and the upper San Luis Valley since its founding in 1874. 

A picture of the district from a street with diagonal parking spaces. On either side of the street are brightly colored buildings and mountain in the background.

Saguache Downtown Historic District

The district is further locally significant in the area of architecture, representing an intact collection of one- and two-story late nineteenth- and early twentieth century commercial buildings, including an impressive number of buildings featuring false front and adobe construction.