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
El Jebel Temple
El Jebel Temple, a Moorish Shriner palace.
Designed and built in 1907 by the Danish Baerresen Brothers,
Harold, Viggio, Albert and Willemoes.
EL JEBEL TEMPLE A.A.O.N.M.S. (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine)
November 4th, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
The Federal Theater at Federal & 38th stopped showing films in the 1970s. Built in 1923,
the building had an Art Deco makeover in 1948 by architect Charles Strong, who also
designed the Art Deco apartments of Poet’s Row on Capitol Hill around the same time
You can that the original 1920s theater is recessed behind the update. Not only was the
marquee added, but the storefronts were extended out.
You can see the original terra cotta theater name and year behind the Art Deco marquee.
September 27th, 2011 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Doug Kershaw and the Oriental
Esteemed Greeley musician Doug Kershaw narrowly avoided tragedy last Friday when
just after he finished his set at the Berkeley Oriental Theater, a 15′x20′ section of the
ceiling fell onto the stage.
Hopefully, it will not take them long to repair the roof of this historical theater, designed
in 1927 by Leo Desjardins.
Doug Kershaw has been a long time Colorado resident. Before living in
Greeley he lived up in Evergeen where he was a revered family friend of
my wife’s Stanbro Real Estate family (see Shannon Stanbro’s site:
Kershaw was born and raised in Louisiana surrounded by Cajun music and
has been playing music himself since he was five years old. He had his first
records out in the ’50s (with his brother under the name Rusty & Doug)
and is most famous for his song Louisiana Man, which was once even
broadcast back from outer space to earth by Apollo 12!
September 26th, 2011 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Art Deco terracotta
Art Deco terracotta from the right side of the Paramount Theatre, designed 1930 by
November 23rd, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin