boulder, colorado, international-style

boulder, photos — March 18, 2008

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Joslin’s, 1955 design by James Hunter. Now called the Colorado Building.

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One of few historical examples of International Style architecture in the Boulder area, the building’s status has always been controversial and is probably not helped by unnecessary signs and awnings applied to the exterior.

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My wife, mod real estate specialist Shannon Stanbro pointed out that this building is featured on the interesting site dedicated to modern Boulder architecture by Jim Broaddus.

boulder courthouse

boulder, photos — March 17, 2008

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Boulder Courthouse, 1932 design by Glen Huntington. Huntington also designed the Lion’s Club Fountain, which has been meticulously restored.

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This Art Deco design was built after the previous Boulder courthouse
burned down the year before. It is an example of Art Deco without
much actual applied decoration.

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The stepped design of the exterior walls is echoed in the
window design of the front entranceway.

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Glen Huntington did many designs for Boulder and Denver,
including these two Denver Prarie-style homes.

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menkick house, boulder, co

boulder, photos — March 10, 2008

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The breathtaking Menkick House by one of the regions most outstanding modern architects, Charles Haertling, 1970

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Sadly, he passed away in 1984, but he left a legacy of unique modernist works in a remarkable variety of styles

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To find interesting historical modern Boulder properties, see the Boulder website of real estate agent Shannon Stanbro. She is the only exclusive buyer’s agent focusing on modern architecture in the front range Colorado area.

boulder usonian church

boulder, photos — December 21, 2007

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First Christian Church, dated 1960, designed by Thomas Nixon & Lincoln Jones. The location of this church marks your entry into Boulder, CO from the turnpike, but only for the time being. It is slated for destruction!

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The brickwork and design remind me of this Boulder apartment building:

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