Colorado is a state with a rich architectural history that includes diverse and unique buildings constructed by some of the best builders in Colorado. Some of these are must-see and even considered iconic places. Here is a short list, in case you consider adding some of them to your itinerary, the next time you come to Colorado.
- Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory – an architectural marvel, modern, geometric and complimentary of its surroundings , valuing function over beauty.
- Wells Fargo Center/”Cash Register Building”- a post-modern building, with a curved roof that breaks up the pointed skyline.
- Denver Art Museum – natural and unnatural at the same time, angular, with a very reflective surface made from titanium panels, this building is a true postmodern work of art.
- Molly Brown House – a gorgeous multi-story home turned into a museum that honors the renowned activist and Titanic survivor.
- Cherokee Ranch – currently a protected wildlife sanctuary and home to a Scottish-style castle.
- Hotel Colorado – more than a century old, it has hosted personalities such as President William Howard Taft, or the Unsinkable Molly Brown.
This is a special category of unique buildings that you may want to see before they are gone. Here are a few of them: General Store- Weston, Colorado Abandoned Homestead(s)- Tarryall Creek, Colorado First State Bank of Aguilar- Aguilar, Colorado Smelter Office or Workshop- Stringtown, Colorado Lake Gulch Schoolhouse- Lake Gulch etc.