Public restrooms and storage
Once a shelter for hardworking pack burros who provided companionship and labor for early prospectors, the rehabilitated Burro Barn is now used for public restrooms. The original privy from the historic Robert Whyte property still stands alongside the Burro Barn, in the form of a two-seater outhouse that has been preserved for posterity on the Breckenridge Arts District campus. It makes for an interesting juxtaposition with the nearby “Outcropping House,” a whimsical work of stones and steel sculpted to look like an outhouse. The original Burro Barn was built in 1889, and added onto shortly after that. The practice of adding onto structures over time was common in Breckenridge, and accounts for the Burro Barn’s unique shape today.