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An example of the use of the dogtooth pattern of Art Deco brickwork on the Colorado
Coalition for the Homeless building
July 8th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Art Deco brickwork detail from Bryant-Webster Elementary School, designed 1932
by G. Meredith Musick and J. Roger Musick.
July 6th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Denver brickwork – Mullen’s Home For Nurses
Incredible brickwork detail of the Art Deco entranceway to the Mullen Home For Nurses,
designed 1936 by Temple Buell.
February 13th, 2012 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Horace Mann Middle School
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 also
represent abstracted “H”’s, as well.
Temple Buell is the master Denver architect repsonsible for the location of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. In the 1930s, he designed Art Deco treasures, thankfully some still survive today. Other examples are the brick Mullen’s Home For Nurses and the terra cotta Paramount Theatre.
I cannot imagine how the designs created from the stacked brick could be planned out on a sheet of drafting paper or how bricklayers could even implement these plans.
(as always, click photos to enlarge)
December 2nd, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Bryant-Webster Elementary, an Art Deco design from
1932 by G. Meredith Musick and J. Roger Musick.
Doorway of the main entrance.
Buffalo and mountain abstracts.
I have a difficult time fathoming how someone can plan
such elaborate, decorative “3D” brickwork.
Arrows and birds abstract.
November 28th, 2011 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Downtown Denver’s only surviving original movie house, the Art Deco Paramount Theater. Designed 1929 by Temple Buell.
Temple Buell was one of Denver’s more successful architects. He purchased land and eventually used it as the location of the original Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
November 13th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Incredible brickwork, bordering on Art Deco, from the 1920s (I assume).
This triangular wedge-shaped building is just referred to as 2185 Broadway.
October 24th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Fruitdale School in Wheat Ridge is to be torn down, so I ran over this morning
to take a couple of pics.
Wheat Ridge couldn’t find a financially feasible way to preserve it, so it will be torn down in April.
February 26th, 2011 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Geometric designs in brick on the side of the Ice House, designed by Gove & Walsh, 1903.
November 17th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin