SACRED SPACES:

TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013 
COFFEE AT 8:30
BUILDING TOUR AT 9:00


2013 Media Partner: Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine

Situated on the northeast corner of Broadway and 18th Avenue in downtown Denver, Trinity Methodist is essentially a marriage of Gothic detailing and a Rococo theater to create a “Modern Gothic” church.  “An auditorium clothed in a Gothic shell”, according to its church history.  Constructed in 1888 of rusticated Castle Rock rhyolite stone, it stands as one of Denver architect Robert S. Roeschlaub’s finest works.  The first registered architect in Colorado, Roeschlaub served as the first president of the Colorado A.I.A. for twenty years.  During that time he was appointed school architect for East Denver School District No. 1 and many of his schools remain in use today.  Standout features of the church are its soaring 183’ stone spire and a large stained-glass window designed by Tiffany of New York.*  Historian Lynn Willcockson will be our guide.

Location: Meet for Coffee at the Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Company at 321 17th Street, Denver. Tour is located at 1820 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

Cost: $10 general, no cost to ICAA Members

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* Sourced from Denver, The City Beautiful by Barbara Norgren & Thomas Noel, Denver Landmarks by Langdon Morris, AIA, and the Trinity Methodist Church website at http://trinityumc.org/ .  The photo is from the Denver Public Library’s Western History Collection.