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Rocky Mountain Shrine Consistory

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1906–1907, Baerresen Brothers. 1770 Sherman St. (southeast corner of E. 18th Ave.)

A fanciful Moorish shrine with exotic onion domes and a roof balcony, this five-story red brick building has contrasting creamy terracotta trim, most notably the horseshoe-shaped window arches. Harold W., Viggio, Albert T., and William J. Baerresen, sons of a noted Danish designer of ships and shipyards, established a successful architecture firm in Denver. Between 1884 and 1928 they designed and constructed many of the city's buildings. This is the most remarkable example of their work in Denver. In 1996 it became the home of an African American theater group.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Rocky Mountain Shrine Consistory", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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