One of the earliest and largest Denver bungalows, this is also one of the boldest, with its white brick and massive knee-brace brackets. A wide-eaved dormer and windows lend a lively symmetry to the facade of the two-story dwelling. Henry A. Buchtel, a governor of Colorado, chancellor of the University of Denver, and pastor of the downtown Trinity United Methodist Church, wanted a fashionable bungalow for entertaining as well as for a family home. The builder, inspired by Greene and Greene's Pasadena, California, homes, used a modern, open plan that can accommodate 150 guests at a reception. Since 1985, the University of Denver Women's Club has made Buchtel House its home and opened it for public use.
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