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William E. Fisher House

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1910. William E. Fisher. 110 Franklin St.

Architect William Fisher designed his own house in the “Spanish style,” which he and his brother, Arthur, considered appropriate for Denver's climate. The two-story Spanish Colonial Revival abode, with stucco walls and a red tile roof, is oriented to the south side garden where the pillared and pilastered entry is off the driveway, while the street side has a single-story columned porch with a roof balustrade. The Fishers ran Denver's most prolific architecture firm from 1905 until William committed suicide in 1937 in this house.

The Fishers helped design, in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., the surrounding Country Club Place (1909), which stretches from Franklin to Race street between East 1st and East 4th avenues. Fisher and Olmsted laid out extra long blocks with landscaped medians. For the entry gates on East 4th Avenue, Fisher used stucco and red barrel tile, in keeping with a Spanish theme.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "William E. Fisher House", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DV113.

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