The Daily Camera's structure is a two-story, unimaginative brick rectangle that had been plopped into the heart of what was otherwise a 19th century, pioneer heritage, Victorian accented,
vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown. It is one of the area's architectural treasures. If some rogue state—or, more likely, another Colorado county—decided to bomb Downtown Boulder, the Camera bunker
might be a good place to seek shelter. That is the extent of its charms. A couple of significant renovations over the decades I'd been in town had somewhat improved its looks, in much the same way that a trip to
Maaco improves the prospects of an '82 Plymouth Reliant.