Denver’s Architectural Styles
|During the 1920s, there was a growing interest in the Santa Fe and Taos areas of New Mexico, encouraged by the bourgening arts scene there. Today one can find lingering manifestations of the influenes brought back by Denver’s arts crowd.
Pueblo architecture sits in harmony with the environment as it seems to rise up out of the earth. Indeed, it was the only readily available material to the natives of American Southwestern deserts. In Denver, the Peublo Revival houses are constructed out of more substantial materials, but they retain the peaceful harmony of the original forms.
656 Williams Street
This style isn’t seen often in Denver, but I wanted to include it as my house at 656 Williams is typical of the Pueblo style. It has a flat roof with parapet wall which has round edges. Straight window frames with earth colored stucco adobe brick walls and projections.
The Gardens were featured as an “Oasis of Peace” in Better Homes & Gardens
The Kitchen was featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
North Country Club
124 High Street
This 1918 home designed by Eugene Groves drew inspiration from the Pueblo tribes of the American Southwest. It features flat roofs, vigas, a plastered exterior and stepped back upper stories common to Pueblo architecture. The entry, with the arched doorway and tiled roof takes influence from the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
Several examples of a more vernacular interpretation of the Pueblo Revival Style. These small, one story homes combine the Pueblo Revival style with Spanish Colonial Revival elements.
Source: Denver the City Beautiful by Thomas J Noel & Barbara Norgren