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Architecture of Colorado

25 June 2010

1910 – Gas & Electric Building, Denver

Architect: Harry W.J. Edbrooke Brightest survivor of “City of Lights” era, with 13,000 lightbulbs that continue to illuminate the exterior at night. Designed in 1910 by Harry W. J. Edbrooke; restored in 1990...

04 June 2010

1911 – Daniels & Fisher Tower, Denver

Architect: Frederick Sterner & George Williamson Inspired by St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice but scaled down, the D&F Tower was built in 1911 to anchor the Daniels & Fisher Department Store. The tower...

25 June 2010

1911 – University Building, Denver

Architect: Fisher & Fisher Designed by top Denver architects William E. Fisher and Arthur A. Fisher, who also designed a handful of downtown Denver banks, including Colorado National, in the early 1900s as...

29 May 2010

1921 – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver

Architect: Leon Coquard The cathedral’s architect was Leon Coquard of Detroit, who designed the cathedral in a French Gothic style. The architecture share many similarities with the 13th century Saint Nicholas Collegiate church...

25 June 2010

1929 – Mountain States Telephone Building, Denver

Architect: William N. Bowman The Telephone Building served as the headquarters for the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, later known as Mountain Bell. Constructed in a variant of the Gothic Revival style...

29 May 2010

1932 – City and County Building, Denver

Designed in a Beaux-Arts Neoclassical style, the facade features two curved wings with engaged Ionic columns, a rusticated base of Cotopaxi granite, and a carillon clock tower topped with a golden eagle. A...

29 May 2010

1936 – First Baptist Church, Denver

Architect: G. Meredith Musick The present building was constructed in 1934 through 1936 and has been recognized as a Denver Historic Landmark. Designed in a Colonial New England version of a Georgian church,...

25 June 2010

1960 – Sheraton Hotel, Denver

Architect: I.M. Pei & Associates Now a Sheraton Hotel, this I.M. Pei designed building has passed through several hotel chains over the last fifty years. It has also expanded across the street to...

31 May 2010

1962 – United States Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Designed by architect Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and controversial in its design, the Cadet Chapel has become a classic and highly regarded example of...