Kim, CO 81049
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The Kim School buildings are a spectacular example of New Deal era craftsmanship, evident especially in the exterior masonry work. A close look at some of the sandstone window and door surrounds reveal the workers' creative touch; keen eyes will locate the forms of an eagle, a lyre, and other animals and emblems carved in the stone. Constructed over an eight year period, the three buildings provided much needed employment through the Great Depression/Dust Bowl years and provided the first substantial school buildings in Kim. The gymnasium (1933-35), elementary school (1937), and high school (1938-41) are excellent examples of New Deal Rustic design.
425 State Street
Kim, CO 81049
Hours of Operation
Check in at school office upon arrival. Summer office hours: 9am-2pm, Tues-Thurs.; School year office hours: 7:30am-5pm, Mon.-Thurs.
From US Hwy 160 E turn south onto Las Animas Ave. and drive two blocks to State St. Turn left (east); the school buildings are on the immediate left (north side of street).
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State Register of Historic Places
Kim is in an isolated area and has the only gas pump available for some 30-50 miles. Be sure to fuel up before driving out. The Kim Out Post and gas pump, 115 Las Animas Ave., are generally open for service on weekdays M-F, 7:30 am-5 pm, (719) 643-5265. Gas (diesel and unleaded) is also available by credit card at all hours and on weekends at a separate pump: Take Las Animas Ave to stop sign, turn right to pump. The Kim Out Post includes a small cafe/grill, open until 3:45 pm weekdays.