You are here

Chamberlain Observatory

-A A +A
1890, Robert S. Roeschlaub. 2930 E. Warren Ave. in Observatory Park (NR)

Humphrey B. Chamberlain, a wealthy real estate promoter and amateur astronomer, made a gift of this observatory to the University of Denver. The building, of rough-faced, random-coursed red sandstone with an iron dome, is an elegant combination of forms and styles. Roeschlaub's prototype was an 1887 observatory for Carleton College in Minnesota. In Denver he added gabled wings and a protruding entrance bay and had his name as well as the donor's carved into the linear pediment over the round-arched entry.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Thomas J. Noel, "Chamberlain Observatory", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DV213.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,