10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Denver Modernism Week, LLC
Homes will be open 10am-1pm. The tour will include several homes in the Arapahoe Acres Historic District to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the start of development by developer Edward Hawkins.
Celebrating 70 years since construction began in 1949, Arapahoe Acres represents the first mid-century modern neighborhood in the country to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. It is an exceptional example of modern design principles inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright (“Usonian” style architecture) and the modern architecture and design brought the US by immigrating professors and students of the Bauhaus in Germany (“International Style” architecture). But more than having over 120 exceptional examples of Usonian and International Style homes, the houses in the neighborhood also exhibit an impressive level of craftsmanship inside and out, much of which has been well preserved across the decades.
The neighborhood also represents a new approach to urban planning for the 1940s, breaking the gridded streets that surround it to calm traffic while building homes that embrace the rolling terrain of the site rather than grading the ground flat before construction.
While the beautiful streetscapes of Arapahoe Acres can be experienced at any time, it is a rare treat to experience the beautifully designed and well-crafted interiors of these wonderful homes.
Arapahoe Acres Check-In Location
1501 E Dartmouth Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113
Englewood, CO, US, 80113