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Property Name Turner -Cottman Building
Reference Number 15000856
State Wyoming
County Natrona
Town Casper
Street Address 120-130 W . 2nd Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/1/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture, Commerce
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The Turner-Cottman Building is eligible to the National Register of Historic Places under criterion A for its significance in commerce. It was an important retail and office building that represents the physical and commercial growth of downtown Casper. The building is also eligible under criterion C as it is a notable building that was designed and built by famed Wyoming architect Leon Goodrich. The Turner-Cottman Building was built in 1924 for Fred Cottman and Adah Turner- Cottman during a time of growth and expansion of downtown Casper. Fred Cottman and Leon Goodrich collaborated in designing the building together. Goodrich designed several buildings in Casper and other communities, and many of his building are listed in the National Register including the North Casper Clubhouse (NR 2/18/1994), Paul Stock House (NR 1/27/2000), Rialto Theatre (NR 2/11/1993), and the Casper Odd Fellows Building (NR 6/18/2009).

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria