Hotel Monaco, downtown’s Streamline Modern hotel designed by
Fisher & Fisher 1938 as the Railway Exchange building.
November 19th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Denver Art Deco brickwork
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless building at 21st & Champa, a beautiful
example of 1930’s-era Art Deco brickwork.
November 15th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
This morning on Colfax
The Las Vegas style-sign, horse and streamline-modern pre-fabricated aluminum of
Davies’ Chuck Wagon Diner, a W. Colfax institution, built 1957.
November 13th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Streamline house that you see all the time driving down Bonnie Brae Boulevard, built 1938.
Contrast with this photo taken in a different season.
September 21st, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
The Streamline Modern Dorset House on Capitol Hill, built 1938.
August 23rd, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
The Art Deco/Streamline Modern theater-marquee style of the
Nathaniel Hawthorne building on Denver’s Poet’s Row,
designed 1938 by Charles Strong.
August 3rd, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Pullman Vista Observation Car
A Santa Fe Super Chief Pullman Vista Observation Lounge Car from the early 1950s.
This car is at the Colorado Railroad Museum between the two mesas east of Golden.
August 2nd, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
A repeat of a Denver Eye favorite:
The Harry Huffman Mansion, designed 1938 by Raymond Harry Ervin. A mix of Art Deco and Streamline Modern, it was designed to mimic the mansion from Frank Capra’s film, Lost Horizon.
Lost Horizon (1937)
Ervin’s design may even be superior to the original!
July 24th, 2010 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Denver monorail design
Otto Kuhler was one of the world’s most famous industrial designers, well known for his Streamline Modern locomotives from the 1930s.
In 1967 he illustrated plans for a monorail system for Denver that was never built.
In most places the monorail would be suspended above existing rail lines, though it is riding through downtown in this drawing. (That seems to be I.M. Pei’s Mile High Tower in the background, though the Brown Palace across the street, seems to have been left out.)
Kuhler seems to have retained much of his 1930s/40s Streamline design in these 1967 illustrations. (I believe that is supposed to be Cherry Creek in the drawing above)
July 18th, 2010 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin