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Historic Schoolhouse Spurred Modern Women's Club

On Monday, Delta County Commissioners named two historical landmarks. One of them is Paonia’s Bross Hotel, built in 1906 and now a bed and breakfast. The other - the Rogers Mesa Community House, built in the mid-1890s as the Hurst School. 

The landmark designations, the first to be approved by the County’s newly formed Landmark Board, will facilitate recognition by the state and the National Historic Preservation Board. That could lead to increased funding opportunities and provide protection from demolition.

That’s important to the Modern Women’s Club, owners of the Rogers Mesa Community House. 

Marty Durlin contributes freelance news features, including coverage of Delta County Commissioner's meetings and local governmental issues.