A Historic Building with the Future in Mind
Decades of Memories live on inside of this Landmark
lthough the AMC is now the nation’s premiere facility for mountaineering education and home to many non-profit organizations focused on cultivating the outdoor lifestyle and preservation of the planet, it was once the original Golden High School.
From 1924 – 1956, this building served the citizens as the only highschool in the area. As the city grew enrollment became too large for the building and it went on as Golden’s only middle school from 1956 – 1988.
As more schools were built in the area, enrollment decreased until the old brick building lay abandoned, until 1992, when the American Alpine Club and Colorado Mountain Club, with the help of Golden’s Mayor Marv Kay, found the old building to be perfect for their shared vision.