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Baron Walter von Richthofen

Added by yongli on 07/08/2020 - 16:07, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 08:51

Montclair, Colorado

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Baron von Richthofen (1859–98) was a flamboyant, versatile booster and developer who came to Colorado in 1878; he was one of many Germans who constituted the state’s largest foreign-born contingent between 1880 and 1910. Richthofen invested in Denver real estate, helped establish the suburban town...

Jules Jacques Benois Benedict

Added by yongli on 05/18/2022 - 13:19, last changed on 05/18/2022 - 13:19
Jacques Benedict (1879–1948), one of Colorado’s best-known and most-flamboyant architects, designed some of Colorado’s grandest Beaux Arts city homes and rustic mountain residences, as well as notable churches, libraries, schools, a town hall, shelters in Denver’s Mountain Parks , and a few...


Added by Nick Johnson on 11/20/2022 - 09:38, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 09:40
Situated on the east side of Denver and rising some 330 feet above the State Capitol ’s gold dome, the town of Montclair was platted in 1885. The common French place-name means “clear mountain,” and Montclair was so named for its panoramic view of the Front Range between Pikes and Longs Peaks . At...

Richthofen Castle

Added by yongli on 07/08/2020 - 16:10, last changed on 07/08/2020 - 16:10
Richthofen Castle (7020 E. Twelfth Avenue) was completed in 1886 for Baron Walter von Richthofen and is now one of Denver ’s oldest and most celebrated buildings. Thought to be the design of Denver architect Alexander Cazin, it is a Romanesque Revival residence modeled after Castle Karpnicki near...
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