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Denver Woman’s Club and the Colorado State Museum

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
COFFEE at 8:30am
TOUR BEGINS at 9:00am

Please join Columns & Coffee as we tour two of the many significant buildings in the Denver Capitol Hill neighborhood, beginning with the Denver Woman’s Press Club.  The DWPC was founded in 1898, and is one of the oldest women’s press clubs in the nation.  The Club purchased the George Elbert Burr Studio and Residence in 1924, and has successfully preserved its historical integrity since that time.  Originally built by Burr in collaboration with Varian and Varian Architects in 1910, many of the artist’s famous etchings were made on a press located in the basement of the house.  Sally Kurtzman, past president of the active 200-member DWPC, will facilitate the tour of this Denver Landmark.

Next we will stroll over to the nearby Colorado State Museum building.  In 1909 the State Historical Society of Colorado was authorized to build a structure to house its collections, which had grown since the Society was first organized in 1879.  The collections had been stored and exhibited in various locations including the old county courthouse and the basement of the State Capitol.  Frank E. Edbrooke, one of Denver’s premier historic architects, was selected to produce the “neoclassical temple”, which helped set the stage for the new Civic Center buildings soon to follow and utilized many local materials including Colorado Yule marble.  The handsome building was completed in 1915.  The tour will be led by the knowledgeable Humphries Poli preservation architect Natalie Lord, AIA, and Randy Giseburt, architect and project manager for the Colorado Division of Central Services.
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Location:  At 8:30am meet for coffee and pastries at the venerable Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan Street (You may park in the lot immediately north of the building). The tour will begin at 9:00am.  Following the 50-minute DWPC tour, walk over to the Colorado State Museum at the southeast corner of Sherman Street and East 14th Avenue.

Cost:  $10 General.  No cost to ICAA Members.

Register for the Event HERE  The tour will be limited to 38 persons.  If sold out, please add your name to the Eventbrite wait list in case of cancellations.

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