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A birdseye view of old Elitch’s on 38th Ave. taken in the early-1970s. From the top of the first hill of the original Mister Twister roller coaster on the right, you could see the top of The Cyclone roller coaster at nearby Lakeside Amusement Park! (click on this...read more
Ed Hawkins, the man responsible for Arapahoe Acres, built this house in 1957, after returning from a visit to Japan. He lived in this residence for ten years. The false balcony is a playful break from the honesty of his beautiful Usonian and International style...read more
The Art Deco Paramount Theater was designed 1930 by Temple Buell. The Paramount has a twin console Wurlitzer organ, designed by organist Jesse Crawford 1930. For special events the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Organ Society provides musicians that can play...read more
The International-style Red Coach Inn on Colfax. Presumably built in the 1940s, this was originally the Sundown Auto Motel. It might have changed a bit since then, but still has interesting, overhanging eaves that seem to be flowing west down Colfax toward the...read more
Photos taken through the trees… variations of the mountain-mod A-Frame home. This first one is on Lookout Mountain in Golden. The rest of these are from the mountains of Boulder. All of these homes were likely built in the 1960s/early...read more
World-famous Johnson’s Corner truckstop on I-25, originally built 1952 long before I-25, when the route alongside was still Highway 87. (Click on the photo to enlarge). While most well-known for their cinnamon rolls, my favorite feature is out back, the little...read more
Arapaho Hills home from the late-1950s/early-1960s by Mannon...read more
Not all Arapahoe Acres homes have flat roofs. The 1954 Reed House by Ed Hawkins and Joseph Dion has two intersecting gable...read more
Hawkins House, designed 1952 by Ed Hawkins as his own residence in Englewood’s Arapahoe...read more
Art Deco brickwork from Horace Mann Junior High, designed 1931 by Temple Buell. (Click photo to...read more
The Parkaire Apartments located on Capitol Hill, Art Deco design from the late-’30s, I...read more
Horace Mann Middle School, a Temple Buell Art Deco brick masterpiece designed in 1931. Named after the famous education reformer from Massachusetts, the floor plan view is a giant “H”. And because the floor plan is clearly an “H”, I would suggest that the elevations...read more
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