Architecture

Cableland: An amateur photo tour

In 1998, cable television Entrepreneur Bill Daniels bequeathed his behemoth mansion on Shangri-La Drive (across from the Target in Glendale) to the city of Denver, to be used as the official residence for the Mayor. Though no Mayor has ever actually lived in this mauve monstrosity since its donation, Mayor Bill Vidal utilized it last night for the first Cableland Cultural Jam, a gathering of students and local artists and performers. We took the opportunity to take a look inside this living relic of 1980s architectural wonder.

Like the lost set of Scarface, Cableland has all the style and amenities -- including textured wallpaper and wall-mounted toilet telephones -- of an era of excess. Please enjoy our amateur tour, in the photos below.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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