03:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Denver Modernism Week, LLC
Marvel under the soaring curvature of Charles Haertling’s hyperbolic parabaloid-topped house of worship, Saint Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Northglenn. Denver Modernism Week and Northglenn Historic Preservation Foundation are collaborating to celebrate the architecture and history of this expressive mid-century icon, and to recognize its recent listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1964, Saint Stephen’s is representative of the remarkable combination of architectural creativity, engineering prowess, and construction techniques that came together during this era. Ron Sladek, of Tatanka Historical Associates, will be sharing photos and perspectives from his research into the history of the church. Following the presentation, filmmaker Joel Haertling (the architect’s son) will be screening his film, “Design Process of Charles A. Haertling,” featuring historic footage of the church’s construction. Experience this awe-inspiring Northglenn house of worship, and celebrate its place in history alongside the spirit of the congregation that commissioned such innovative design!
Charles Haertling (1928 – 1984) architected more than 40 expressive modernist works throughout the Denver-Boulder area during his span of influence. Blending modern, organic and Usonian design principles, he created inspired and fanciful public structures and homes, including the remarkable Brenton “Mushroom House.” Haertling served on the architectural faculty of the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he also operated his own practice. Many of his timeless works remain visible throughout the city and foothills of Boulder today.
Saint Stephen's Lutheran Church
10828 Huron Street, Northglenn, CO 80234
Northglenn, CO, US, 80234