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English Revival & Tudor

Denver’s Architectural Styles

Tudor & English Revival

The English Revival occurred in Denver between the World Wars. While purists would consider the structures more “eclectic”, Denver’s Tudors were most popular after Colonial Revival (including the simplified Denver Square) styles. Other English Revival influences include the Jacobian and Elizabethan.

Prominent features include steep pitched roofs with front and side gables, half timbering, elaborate brickwork, terra cotta detailing, tall chimneys and grouped casement windows.

Tudor homes are commonly found in Country Club, Park Hill, Bonnie Brae, Hilltop and Montclair.


120 Humboldt - Tudor

120 Humboldt

Designed by JJB Benedict in 1912.

Country Club

537 Circle Drive
Mrs. Verner Z Reed MansionOne of Denver’s finest example of the Tudor Revival style was this house built by Harry James Manning. Set on two and a half acres, this English Manor is surrounded by elegant landscaping by Denver’s well known landscape architect, Saco R. DeBoer. Some of the finest craftsmanship in Denver was both imported and commissioned by local artisans include custom made wrought iron and bronze window frames.
1929 East Alameda Avenue
Morey MansionDesigned by Burnham Hoyt in 1929, this elegant home overlooks the Denver Country Club.
770 Olive Street

770 Olive Street

One of Denver’s first examples of the English influence, built in 1910. While brick was common, stucco exteriors can also be found.


1717 East Arizona Avenue


2800 Block of Milwaukee

Tudor Cottages fill this block built by John Oswald, who included his own home at 2810 Milwaukee Street. These more modest cottage structures replaced the bungalow in popularity in the late 1920s and 1930s. Steep gable entry pavilions and arched doors on small uncovered porches and the use of wrought iron was the norm. Oswald built over 200 Tudor cottages throughout Denver.

101 Dahlia


100 Block of Bellaire

A grander version of the Tudor cottage, this block of two story cottages was constructed in 1937 by GN Smedegaard on the west side of Cranmer Park.



Source: Denver the City Beautiful by Thomas J Noel & Barbara Norgren

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