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Architecture of Colorado

24 August 2010

2004 – Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Architect: Fentress Architects A huge development – the entire facility is 2.4 million sf in total size, construction began in January 2001 and opened in December 2004. Several buildings including a previous exhibition...

24 August 2010

1908 – Ellie Caulkins Opera House / Quigg Newton Denver Auditorium

Architect: Robert F. Willison / Semple Brown Design Originally, the building was a multi-purpose structure: it accommodated concerts, operas, theatrical shows, conventions, basketball, auto shows and even circuses. The proscenium of the original...

24 August 2010

1892 – Browns Palace Hotel, Denver

Architect: Frank E. Edbrooke The Brown Palace Hotel is reputedly the first atrium-style hotel ever built and was named for its original owner, Henry Brown, and was designed with its odd triangular shape...

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...

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...

25 June 2010

1909 – Colorado National Bank Building, Denver

Architect: Fisher & Fisher / Hoyt & Hoyt /Rogers & Nagel The lower half of the Colorado National Bank building was built in 1915 in a neoclassical design, and extended seamlessly ten years...

25 June 2010

1889 – Denver Dry Building, Denver

Architect: Frank E. Edbrooke Originally built in 1889,the store was expanded in 1898, 1906 and 1924, the Denver Dry Goods Company Building is a historic department store building. For a while, the store...

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...

25 June 2010

1889 – Masonic Building, Denver

Architect: Frank E. Edbrooke The Masonic Building was built in 1889 and designed by Frank Edbrooke in a Romanesque style. The building was gutted by fire in 1985 leaving only its stone exterior...

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