In 2015, Columns & Coffee is partnering with Historic Denver and Colorado Preservation, Inc. to explore the challenges and successes surrounding the reuse of classically-influenced buildings in Colorado.  Most of these buildings have been “Endangered Places” from time to time during their histories, and have been saved through the diligent preservation efforts of both organizations.  This month Historic Denver will highlight four significant properties that have been successfully preserved through their Preservation Easements program:

The Tammen House is a unique Eclectic/Neoclassical style house designed by architect
Edwin Moorman and completed in 1909.  Co-founder of the Denver Post with Frederick G. Bonfils, Henry H. Tammen and his wife Agnes were philanthropists who contributed greatly to Denver’s Children’s Hospital.  Both Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft spoke from the balcony of the Tammen House during their presidencies. 

The Sweet-Miller House was built in 1906 by Colorado Governor William E. Sweet who hosted many official state functions in his home from 1923-1925. (Photo courtesy of the DPL Western History collection.)

The Tears-McFarlane House was designed by Denver architects Varian and Sterner, a partnership that specialized in the Neoclassical and Colonial Revival styles.  It was built in 1898 for prominent Denver lawyer Daniel Tears and was later owned by Denver socialite Frederick McFarlane.  It is currently the headquarters for Capitol Hill United Neighbors. (Photo courtesy of DPL Western History collection.)

The Sykes-Nicholson Moore house was built in 1897 for the Rev. Richard Sykes, minister at the First Universalist Church.  In 1905, its second owner, Meredith Nicholson, wrote a mystery novel set in the home, giving it its second moniker, the “House of a Thousand Candles”.  (Photo courtesy of Thomas P. Matthews, Jr.)

COFFEE AT 8:30am


Location: Meet for coffee at Dazbog Coffeehouse, 1201 E. 9th Avenue near King Soopers at 9th & Downing Street
at 8:30am.  The tour will begin at 9:00am.

Cost:  $10 General.  No cost to current ICAA, Historic Denver, or Colorado Preservation, Inc. members.

Register for the Event HERE  The tour will be limited to 55 persons.  If full, please add your name to the Wait List in case of cancellations.

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