Denver, CO

Mid Mod Scene: Denver

As happened in Austin, Denver’s Mid Century Modern scene didn’t ramp up until after World War II. At that time, architects like Cliff May and H.B. Wolff were commissioned to design affordable tract homes for the families of soldiers coming home from Europe. Today, neighborhoods like Arapahoe Acres, Harvey and Krisana Parks get visitors walking through to see the hundreds of Mid Century Modern homes there.  

Denver apartment complex with Mid Century Modern principles of heavy glass use, organic lines and repetition.
Denver apartment complex with Mid Century Modern principles of heavy glass use, organic lines and repetition.

Prominent Area Architects:

  • John Henderson
  • Edward Hawkins
  • Cliff May
  • Carol Lewis
  • H.B. Wolff

Buildings:

  • Denver Art Museum
  • Henderson Home
  • Arapahoe Acres
  • Harvey Park
  • Krisana Park

Events:  

  • Denver Design Week
  • Design in Bloom
  • Denver Modernism Show
  • Doors Open Denver

Societies:  

  • Denver Architecture Foundation
  • Modern in Denver
  • Historic Denver
  • AIA Denver

Museums/Exhibitions:

  • Denver Art Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
  • Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

Tour Companies:

  • Historic Denver
  • Modern in Denver
  • AIA Denver