National and State Register

Westminster University (Belleview College)

Adams County

This towering red sandstone structure, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, was jointly designed by E.B. Gregory and noted New York architect Stanford White. 

Westminster University (Belleview College), 1979 black and white photo

Westminster University (Belleview College), 1979 photograph.

Finished in 1892 for the Presbyterian Church, the original university failed in 1917.  Its law school survived and later merged with that of the University of Denver.  In its place Pillar of Fire, an indigenous Colorado organization, established Belleview College to promote liberal education under a religious influence.