Over the last year, I've attended a number of tours given by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. First coffee, then off for a morning tour...two of my favorite things...perfect! I've gotten to see a number of buildings, venues and locations that have great architectural and historical importance to Denver. This city is so rich in history and still has quite a number of amazing structures still standing (although Denver Urban Renewal of the '80's decimated hundreds of significant structures). ICAA is a great organization that has provided me the opportunity to learn and see portions of the city that (as a newcomer) I'm not all that familiar with.
This particular tour, given on Dec. 19th, was an exploration of the Chamber Lofts and several other downtown "jewels" nearby. The tour included the fantastic and elaborately ornamented Art Deco Buerger Brothers Beauty Supply building (1929), The Ideal Building (1907), The Colorado National Bank (1915) -including the beautiful murals by Allen Tupper True- and the Chamber of Commerce "Temple to Commerce" building (1910).
A great tour, led and organized by Tom Matthews of ICAA, partnering with Historic Denver and Colorado Preservation.
Hi! I'm an Illustrator and designer, living and working in Denver. I have a life-long love affair with architecture and design. I have created this blog to share some thoughts and images that inspire me...and provide an update into what I've been up to lately.
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