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Jewish Community Center

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1962, Nathaniel Sachter and Robert Max Morris. 4800 E. Alameda Ave.

This novel concrete structure under a linked barrel-vault roof descends a steep south hillside in multiple levels. Although dramatically modern, the utilitarian structure is clad in traditional local red brick and native pink sandstone. The center surrounds an outdoor garden with shelters formed by columns terminating in flattened hyperbolic parabolas. In the entry a repoussé frieze in bronze by Angelo di Benedetto welcomes patrons to extensive recreational facilities, including a vaulted natatorium.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Jewish Community Center", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DV217.

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