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Because of its location in the mountains and the ample supply of raw materials that these surroundings provided, the majority of Breckenridge's older buildings are made of wood. In style the town of Breckenridge resembles many Western mining towns founded in the 19th Century, its original buildings being no more than a few stories tall, squat and rectangular in shape. Today, in addition to its historic buildings, Breckenridge is also home to many newer buildings constructed of modern materials. Many of these however, especially those located in the downtown area, were built to resemble Breckenridge's older buildings so as not to disrupt the character of the town. Breckenridge is home to over 100 historic buildings and is home to one of the oldest historical centers in Colorado. To view photos of some of the town's buildings