The chief characteristic of the Romanesque Revival style is the semi-circular
arch, used for window and door openings as well as a decorative element along
the corbel table. Other characteristics include an archivolt of compound arches
and square towers of different heights and various roof shapes. The Romanesque
Revival style, exemplified by St. Anthony's Church in Sterling, is event mainly
on churches and large institutional buildings, and is more of a vernacular
style than a high style in Colorado.
Richardsonian Romanesque is characterized by heavy, rusticated or rock-faced
stone, round masonry arches, contrasting colors, transom windows arranged
in ribbon-like patterns, square towers, and sparse fenestration. The Pueblo
Railroad Depot is as similar to H.H. Richardson's work as any structure in
Colorado, and yet, is not a pure example. Most of the Richardsonian Romanesque
structures are variations of the style, employing selected Richardsonian elements.
Here is a designated landmark in Longmont that is representative of the Romanesque