This Old House

When a revival of the Tudor style of architecture swept the country after World War I, Denver was a little bit behind the times. “Because of communication and travel, our architectural styles often came a little bit later,” notes Elizabeth Wheeler of the Denver Old House Society. “We have many Tudors in Denver that were built in the late 1920s and ’30s and even some in the ’40s.”

And what, exactly, is a Tudor? “The style is often a pitched roof, a very unique chimney style, and oftentimes a half-timbering in the gable. Here in the Denver area, we were blessed by wonderful bricklayers and masons, many of them Italian immigrants, so our Tudors often have very interesting brickwork.”

Want to learn more? Sign up for the Old House Society’s Walking Tour of Tudor Homes in Hale Neighborhood, which starts at 2 p.m. at a private residence and will take participants through picturesque homes; afterward, refreshments will be served in the garden of one of the homes. Tickets are $10; call 303-916-4359.
Sat., Sept. 27, 2 p.m., 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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