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East 7th Avenue Parkway Tour

Dear East 7th Avenue Parkway tour Participants, Hosts, and Friends of the ICAA,
It was a lovely morning as we made our way up the Parkway, seeing those beautiful homes and gardens and meeting many gracious people along the way.  We would like to especially thank the homeowners who generously shared their time and personal insights about their houses:
Mr. Bob Hill - handsome Fisher & Fisher Tudor at 700 High Street.
Mr. Bob Hill – handsome Fisher & Fisher Tudor at 700 High Street.
Mr. Steve Gordon - 2001 E. 7th Avenue Parkway in front of another Fisher & Fisher design.  Leaf-raking gloves in hand…
Mr. Steve Gordon – 2001 E. 7th Avenue Parkway in front of another Fisher & Fisher design. Leaf-raking gloves in hand…
Ms. Sheila Cleworth sharing about her Burnham Hoyt original at 2025.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed being invited through the gate to see the inner gardens, rear arcade, and Portuguese fountain.
Ms. Sheila Cleworth sharing about her Burnham Hoyt original at 2025. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed being invited through the gate to see the inner gardens, rear arcade, and Portuguese fountain.
Dr. Richard Flanigan showing the original front elevation of his fine Georgian house by Mountjoy & Frewen at 2133 E. 7th Avenue Parkway.
Dr. Richard Flanigan showing the original front elevation of his fine Georgian house by Mountjoy & Frewen at 2133 E. 7th Avenue Parkway.
(Richard) and Julie Wham explaining their extensive renovation currently under way at 2501.  The Wham’s architect and builder, Guy Nichols, was on hand to talk about the project in detail and we would like to thank all three for inviting us to see the Mediterranean façade up close and to peek inside the main floor.
(Richard) and Julie Wham explaining their extensive renovation currently under way at 2501. The Wham’s architect and builder, Guy Nichols, was on hand to talk about the project in detail and we would like to thank all three for inviting us to see the Mediterranean façade up close and to peek inside the main floor.
It was a wonderful way to end C&C’s year of residential tours.  Many thanks to all of you who faithfully participated, to Tommy Matthews for providing nearly all of the fine photographs this year, and to Tom Carr and others who helped with the tours.  Next year we are looking forward to partnering with Historic Denver & Colorado Preservation , Inc.  to focus on “Endangered Buildings”.  Please stay tuned for upcoming details about 2015.
To learn more about the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art or to become a member, please visit www.classicist.org or the Chapter webpage at www.classicist-rmc.org.  To read about recent Rocky Mountain chapter activities you may visit the online Forum magazine at http://forum.classicist.org/fall2014/chapter-news/rocky-mountain
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Sincerely,
TOM M.
Co-chair, C&C

P.S. Most of the notes used on the tour and many of the historical photographs were derived primarily from these sources:

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1.  Western History Section of the Denver Public Library’s digital library: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/
2.  Denver, the City Beautiful by Barbara Norgren and Tom Noel.
3.  A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia and Lee McAlester
4.  Landmark District nomination for E. 7th Avenue Historic District by Nancy L. Widmann (the 356-page PDF is available upon request)
5.  Nancy L. Widmann’s book The East 7th Avenue Historic District   (http://store.historicdenver.org/store/historic-denver-guides-series/ )
Here is a fine article about the Dorn’s excellent renovation of the Jacques B. Benedict house at 2900 E. 7th Avenue Parkway, from Traditional Home magazine: http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/beautiful-homes/mile-high-style

Images from the Tour

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