Doors Open Denver 2013

City Beautiful, Then and Now

April 13-14, 2013

Love architecture? Doors Open Denver is a great chance to peek into some beautiful structures all around the city at no charge. This year, three Denver Public Library locations will participate in the event, each offering self-guided tours during regular Library hours.

Doors Open Denver

Central Library

The Central Library serves the public from a mix of formal and informal spaces: community rooms and quiet reading areas, high-tech nerve centers and cozy storytime nooks. Architect: klipp Colussy Jenks Dubois and Michael Graves, FAIA, built in 1995.

Park Hill Branch Library

This Denver Public Library is of Spanish Renaissance style, featuring cream-colored stucco accented by a red tile. Adding to the noteworthy detail, acanthus pilasters accent the lead glass windows. Architect: Burnham Hoyt, Manning, built in 1920.

Woodbury Branch Library

The Woodbury Branch Library will be celebrating its 100 Year Anniversary in summer 2013. The building is a one-story brick Italian “Florentine” Renaissance-style villa, including front balustrade, torchiere lamps, carved stoned entablature, arched ribbon windows and doorways, pilasters, a pedimented main entrance with Corinthian columns, terracotta trim and a red tile roof. Architect: Benedict, built in 1913.

Please visit the City of Denver's Doors Open Denver page for more information on this event, including a list of other great buildings to tour.