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Buchtel House

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1906, Frederick T. Adams, builder. 2100 S. Columbine St. (NR)

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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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Buchtel House", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DV212.

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