Autumn shadows play across the leaves on the lawn of this late-1950s-era modern home
in Wheat Ridge.
January 3rd, 2011 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin
Wheat Ridge Autumn
A nicely-sited hillside late-1950s modernist house in Wheat Ridge with lots of glass and a
rear view of the mountains.
January 2nd, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Here is a modernist home from the early-60s in Wheat Ridge with a beautiful wall of glass
facing toward the mountains.
December 30th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Papachristou’s Wallbank house in the news
There is a story about the Wallbank House in today’s Denver Post, with an article about how the landmark preservation ordinance is somehow being misused to attempt to preserve historical landmarks (a Papachristou house, no less!).
Comments like “real-estate terrorism” sound ripped right of Fox News or the old days of the Weekly World News. It is silly, considering this had to be one of the most civil discourses over architectural preservation. It’s especially sad that the Denver Post did not consider this story newsworthy until after the official demolition date is announced (Jan 15th). Goodbye Wallbank House, we will miss you!
December 29th, 2010 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin
Ed Hawkins in Southern Hills
Aside from the Arapahoe Acres development, Ed Hawkins designed numerous houses
all over the Denver area. These two Usonian-style Southern Hills homes date from 1958.
There is also a house in Arapahoe Hills based on the same design as this house above.
December 21st, 2010 / No Comments » / by Shannon Stanbro
Another Fall photo from Southern Hills, this one the Usonian-style Witkin House,
designed 1959 by Horace Brand and Harvey Jensen. The beams are quite unique.
(Architect names gleaned from the guidebook The Mid-Century Modern House in
Denver by Michael Paglia and Diane Wray Tomasso.)
December 14th, 2010 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Boulder Usonian fire stations
Two Usonian-style fire stations from Boulder. This first one is Boulder Fire Station #2,
designed 1958 by Hobart Wagener, a prolific Boulder modernist architect who designed
(For a great overview of Hobart Wagener, visit the site Boulder Modern House).
Both stations have tall central garages flanked by offices/sleeping quarters on the sides.
In Boulder Fire Station No.2 these flanks have three gables representing the three
Flatirons of Boulder.
Boulder Fire Station #3 below was designed 1964 by Thomas Nixon & Lincoln Jones,
also in the Usonian style.
Nixon & Jones designed Boulder’s iconic Usonian-style First Christian Church whose
prominent bow greets visitors to Boulder as they drive in on 28th Avenue.
November 25th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Floral details from Victor Hornbein and Ed White’s 1966 Usonian design for the Denver
October 21st, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Some of the floral detail from the Usonian-style Children’s Psychiatric
Day Care Center on 8th Ave, near University Blvd, shown here in a sad
state of disrepair.
Designed 1962 by Victor Hornbein and Ed White, it is going to be
demolished and may already be gone.
October 20th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin