Cathedral High School

1840 Grant Street


(Photo courtesy of Historic Denver)

This elegant 3-story building features a large center courtyard connecting the former Cathedral High School on the north to the former rectory on the south. The courtyard is enclosed by an arched cloister to the east and a decorative stucco and wrought iron wall to the west. The red tile roof, original wood windows and terra cotta elements as well as a four story bell tower characterize the finely detailed exterior aspects of the building. Both the interior and exterior of the 1921 building possess a high level of architectural integrity.

The Cathedral High School and Convent was designed by noted Denver architect Harry J. Manning and is an exemplary example of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture.  Harry J. Manning is also known for the Capitol Life Insurance Building at 16th and Sherman, various structures on Regis College campus and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Park Hill, the Mary Reed Library on the Denver University campus, Byers Junior High School, the Charles Boettcher home, the Oscar Malo home, and the Kalmus house at 177 Humboldt Street.

In December, 2013, the building was saved from imminent demolition when local developer St. Charles Town Company and partner Barnhill & Co., made final a deal that will permanently assure the future of this beautiful landmark.  St. Charles Town Company and Barnhill & Co intend to rehabilitate the beautiful convent and school into a mixed-use office space in the shared space model. This is the perfect use for a building full of a variety of spaces, from classrooms to the cells once inhabited by nuns.

Director of Preservation Programs at Historic Denver, John Olson, will be leading this exciting tour.

The source of the above description may be found at: http://www.historicdenver.org/programs/current-issues/cathedral-high-school-and-convent-and-oscar-malo-jr-memorial-hall/ 

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
COFFEE AT 8:30am
TOUR BEGINS AT 9:00am 

2015 TOUR PARTNERS:  HISTORIC DENVER, COLORADO PRESERVATION, INC. and 

THE ST. CHARLES TOWN COMPANY

Location:   Meet for coffee at 8:30am at Fluid Coffee Bar, 501 E. 19th Avenue, at the NE corner of Pennsylvania Street.  We will walk down a couple of blocks to where 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 50 persons.  If sold out, please add your name to the 

Wait List in case of cancellations.

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