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One of the former locations of Denver restaurant chain White Spot. Now Los Toritos. Googie-style design 1961 by Los Angeles firm Armet & Davis, famous for coffee shops all over L.A. CB December 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm I remember White Spot in Denver – my grandparents...read more
Hooters occupies this spot which once housed a White Spot coffee shop. These “Flying-Nun” roof buildings were designed by the famous LA Googie-style architectural team of Armet and Davis in 1961. The covered porch is an alteration, but Hooters has kept this building...read more
Long in a state of disrepair, Eddie Bohn’s Pig’N Whistle Hotel/Motel on W. Colfax caught fire last night. Originally opened by larger-than-life boxer Eddie Bohn in the ’20s, it was updated and added to over the years, until finally closing in 1991. This was a...read more
An early-1960s White Spot location on Alameda, designed by Armet & Davis, the designers of many of the Googie-style coffee shops of Los Angeles. This building has a butterfly roof with an additional fold. It is now part of the Davies’ Chuck Wagon family of historic...read more
Deno’s 6 & 85 truck stop in Commerce City. It started as the 6 & 85 in 1945, then updated to Deno’s in 1959, when they put up that great sign. Not only is it the structure at the intersection of 6 & 85, but the building itself is the intersection of a coffee shop and...read more
Westy’s Cafe in Westminster, a Googie-style coffee shop, dating back to the early-1960s, maybe even the late ’50s. The roof beams extend out through large walls of glass. A long breakfast counter runs the length of most of the restaurant. I believe this was originally...read more
The beautiful Usonian-styled synagogue in the Hilltop area. Designed 1953 by Percival...read more
The highly photogenic Calvary Temple on University Blvd. A remarkable Usonian building designed by Ralph Peterson in 1958. Usonian architecture is the style Frank Lloyd Wright popularized in the 1930s-50s. This church may be the largest example of Usonian architecture...read more
Charles Haertling designed this Capitol Hill Usonian church addition in 1961. One of our favorites at The Denver Eye! It was intended to be the beginning of a much larger project, but I assume was considered too extreme at the...read more
St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church on Green Mountain in Lakewood. It is an octagonal church designed in the Usonian-style in...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
The Carpenter Gothic-style, gingerbread Lace House in Blackhawk, built in 1863. Photo taken years ago when the house was still at it’s original location at “Tragedy Point” which was in the process of being carved away for parking. (click to...read more
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