One thumb’s up, one thumb’s down: An emotional afternoon

The Park Hill farmhouse’s fate and the same situation for the iconic Tom’s Diner on East Colfax created a sobering situation for everyone. There were sorrow and concern from those seeking a reprieve from the probable demolition of the Park Hill farmhouse, but the case was lost. There were tears and sorrow and concern during …

Late, but: What happened when smart discussion got amped up about a ramp

Flash back for a bit to May 21. Almost two months ago, the city proposed demolishing the South Ramp at Red Rocks, with concerns for its structural integrity, among other concerns. Also on that agenda before the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, the staff and commissioners also presented a new concept for a stage cover. The …

Modernism also is key to the future of Loretto Heights’ campus

This is my personal Modernism Week: Day Two. For many, the Loretto Heights campus stands out for its historic Richardsonian Romanesque sandstone structures, such as the administration building and the chapel. They are beautiful. But there are also really fine Modern buildings on that campus, especially the May Bonfils Stanton Performing Arts Center, which is …