Mid-Century Modern Denver - Arapahoe Hills - Littleton, Colorado
Denver’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Historic Denver, Inc. was recently awarded a three-year matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to expand technical support to post-war Denver suburbs and first-ring communities. As part of this initiative, Historic Denver, Inc. is working to develop a Preservation Tool Kit, including educational programs, contractor certification lists and workshops, weatherization training courses for homeowners and development of content for our website and print materials.

The neighborhoods showcased on Flickr represent some of Denver’s best examples of mid-century modern architecture. Our intention in making these images available via Flickr is simply to raise awareness and appreciation of the wealth of mid-century architecture in Denver and its surrounding communities.

“The birth of the Modern movement in arts, including architecture is universally regarded by scholars and historians as representing one of the key elements in the entire history of Western civilization. Originating in the late 19th and 20th centuries, Modernism became widely entrenched by the 1930s, emerging as the preeminent aesthetic expression of the 1950s through the 1970s.

Denver rose at the same time Modernism did, becoming a major regional capitol by the turn of the 19th century. Improvements in communications and transportation led to a greater sophistication about national and international trends in architecture and by the 1930s, there was a critical mass of architects and clients in Denver that led to the development of a nationally significant Modern architecture scene here.”

Excerpt taken from Historic Denver’s Guidebook The Mid-Century Modern House in Denver by Michael Paglia and Diane Wray-Tomasso

For more information on Historic Denver, Inc. events or programs, including our June 6-7 2009 Mid-Century Modern House Tour, visit www.HistoricDenver.org or to buy one of our Historic Guidebooks, go to: store.historicdenver.org/store/historic-denver-guides-ser...
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