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									                                     CITYOF BOULDER
                              CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

                              MEETING DATE: Januarv 20.2009

 AGENDA TITLE:
 Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only an
 ordinance designating the building and a portion of the site at 1777 Brcadway Street, to be
 known also as the Municipal Building) as an individual landmark under the city of Boulder
 Historic Preservation Code.

 Applicant/Owner: city of Boulder



 PRESENTERS:
 Jane S. Brautigam, CityManager
 Stephanie A. Grainger, Deputy City Manager
 Ruth McHeyser, Executive Director of Community Planning
 Susan Richstone, Long Range Planning Manager '
 James Hewat, Historic Preservation Planner
 Chris Meschuk, Historic Preservation Planner



EXECUTIYE SUMMARY:

The purpose of this item is to determine whether the proposed individual landmark
designation of the building and aportion of the site at 1777 Broadway Street meets the
purposes and standards ofthe historic preservation ordinance (Sections 9-1 1-1 and 9-l l-2,
B.R.C. 1981), in balance with the goals and policies of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive
Plan.

If approved, this ordinance      Attachment A) would designate the building and a portion
                              (see
of the property as an individual landmark. This designation was submitted by the City
Manager's office, at the direction of the City Council. The hearing on this item on second
reading will be held under the quasi-judicial procedures of the Boulder Revised Code.

The Municipal Building was constructed in 1952 upon plans by James Hunter, an
acknowledged Boulder architect. An addition at the rear of the building was constructed in
                                                  'W.agener.
7962, designed by Boulder architect Hobart D.                The building is recognized for its
International Style of architecture, with the addition being a local vanant of the Formalism
Style, as well as its association with the development of Boulder and history of the
municipality. See Attachment B for photographs of the building.

The building is considered to be historically, architecturally, and environmentally significant
according to criteria adopted by the Landmarks Board. On December 3, 2008 the Landmarks
Board recoÍtmended approval (5-0) of the designation finding that designation of the
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building and property as an individual landmark is consistent with the purposes and standards
of the historic preservation ordinance.

RECOMMENDATION:

Suggested Motion Language:
Staff requests council consideration of this matter and action in the form of the following
motion:

Motion to introduce and order published by title only an ordinance designating
the buildingandaportion of the site at 1777 Broadway Street, to be known also as the
Municipal Building, as an individual landmark under the city of Boulder Historic
Preservation Code.



COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENTS A¡ID IMPACTS                            :


Economic: Studies indicate that historic preservation adds to economic vitality and tourism.
Changes to the exteriors of individually landmarked buildings require a Landmark Alteration
Certiftcate, issued by the Planning Department at no charge. This additional review process
may add additional time and design expense to a project. Landmarked properties may be
eligible for historic preservation grants including those offered by the Colorado Historical
Society and National Trust for Historic Preservation. The city of Boulder has utilized these
grants on numerous locations to aid in rehabilitation work.

Environmental: Owners of individually landmarked buildings are encouraged to reuse and
repair as much of the original building as possible when making exterior alterations, thereby
reducing the amount of construction waste of building materials deposited in landfills.

Social: The Historic Preservation Ordinance was adopted to ". ..enhance property values,
stabilize neighborhoods, promote tourist trade and interest, and foster knowledge of the city's
living heritage." 9-11-1 (a), B.R.C., 1981. The greater community benefits from the
preservation of the community's character and documentation of Boulder's social and
political history, of which the Municipal Building is an importantpart.

OTHER IMPACTS:

Fiscal: The designation of individual historic landmarks is an anticipated   and ongoing
function of the historic preservation program.

Staff Time: This designation application is manageable within the staff work plan.

LANDMARI(S BOARD ACTION:

On December 3, 2008 the Landmarks Board voted 5-0 to reconìmend to City Council the
designation of the building and aportion of the site at ll77 Broadv¡ay Street as a local
historic landmark, finding that it meets the standards for individual landmark designations in

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9-11-l and    9-1   I-2 of the Boulder Revised Code and is consistent with the criteria specified in
9-11-5(c) of the Boulder Revised Code.

PUBLIC FEEDBACK:

At the Landmarks Board hearing one member of the public spoke in favor of designating the
building. One email was sent to the City Council and staff received one phone call both
opposing the designation of the building. The comments stated that the building was not
historic, should not be a landmark, and that a higher standard should be kept for landmarks.

ANALYSIS:

CODE CRITERIA

Section 9-11-6(b), B.R.C. 1981 specifies that in its review of an application for local
landmark designation, the council must consider "whether the designation meets the purposes
and standards in Subsections 9-l l-l(a) and Section 9-11-2,"City Council May Designate or
Atnend Landmarl¡s and Historic Districts," B.R.C. 1981, in balance with the goals and
policies of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan." The City Council shall approve by
ordinance, modify and approve by ordinance, or disapprove the proposed designation. See
Atlachment D for sections 9-11-1 and9-1l-2.


BOUNDARY ANALYSIS

The property proposed for designation includes the building, and the space between the
building and the streets to the north and east, and the creek to the south. The western edge of
the boundary extends approximately 80 feet west of the rear of the building, to what is
currently the edge of the sidewalk near the parking lot. This boundary will maintain an
appropriate setting for the building and ensure the immediate context of the building is
maintained.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANCE

To assist in the interpretation of the historic preservation ordinance, the Landmarks Board
adopted an administrative regulation in7975 outlining signif,rcance criteria for Individual
Landmarks. The cnteria are located in Attachment C. An evaluation of the property's
signif,rcance in relation to the significance criteria is provided in Attachment B.

Historic and Architectural     Si   gnifi cance

A.   Does the proposed øpplicøtion protect, enhønce, and perpetuate buildirtgs, sites, and
     areas of the city reminiscent of past erøs, events, ønd persons intportant in locøL, state,
     or nutiottøl history or providing sigrtiJicant examples of ørclùtecturøl styles of tlte pøst?

The staff finds that the proposed application will protect, enhance, and perpetuate a building,
site, and area of the city reminiscent of past eras, events, and persons important in local
history and provide for a significant example of an architectural style of the past to be
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preserved. Staff believes that the application meets the historic and architectural criteria for
individual landmarks as outlined below:

Historic Significance: The building located at 7777 Broadway Street has historic significance
            1,2,3 and4.
under criteria
l. Date of Construction: 7952,addlttonnl962
2. Association with Persons or Events: history of local government
3. Development of the Communify: development of municipal headquarters, Olmsted Plan
4. Recognition by Authorities: Modern Architecture Survey, Progressive Architecture
    Magazine, Conference of         Cþ   Managers


Architectural Signifïcance: The building located at ll77 Broadway Street has architectural
significance under criteria 1,2,3, and 5.
    1. Recognized Period or Style: lnternational, Formalism
    2. Architect or Builder of Prominence: James M. Hunter, Hobart D. 'Wagener
    3. Artistic Merit: local variant of International and Formalism styles
    5. Indigenous Qualities: local sandstone
Environmental     Si   enificance

B. Does the proposed applicøtíon  develop ønd ntøintaiù øppropríate settíngs and
    envíronments for such buildings, sites, and areøs to enltønce property vølues, støbilìze
    neighborhoods, promote tourist trade ønd interest, andfoster knowledge of the City's
    living heritage?

Staff finds that the designation would maintain appropriate settings and environments for
such buildings, sites, and areas to enhance property values, stabilize neighborhoods, promote
tourist trade and interest, and foster knowledge of the City's living heritage. Staff believes
that the application meets the environmental significance criteria for individual landmarks as
outlined below:

EnvÍronmental Significance: The building            at   1117 Broadway St. has environmental
significance under criteria 7,2,3,4 and5.
    l.   Site Characteristics: location at Broadway and Canyon,plaza, Civic mall
   2.    Compatibility ïrrith Site: Civic Center Mall
   3.    Geographic Importance: Familiar visual feature
   4.    Environmental Appropriateness: Civic Center Mall, open area around building
   5.    Area Integrity: Context within Civic Center Mall

For further analysis of the historic, architectural, and environmental significance criteria, see
Attachment B.

Communit]¡ Balance

C. Does tlte proposed applícation drøw ø reøsonøble bøIance between private property
   rights and the public interest in presewing the cily's calturøL, hístoric, ønd
   architectarøl heritøge by ensuring tltat demolition of buíldings ønd structures

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   important to that heritøge wilt be cørefuily weíghed with other alternøtíves and tltat
   øIterøtions to such buitdings ønd structures ønd new constructíott will respect the
   chøracter of each such settíng, not by ímitatíng suwounding structures, but by being
   compøtible with them?

   This application draws a reasonable balance between private property rights and the
   public;s interest in preserving the city's cultural, historic, and architectural heritage. The
   property owner supports the designation.


OPTIONS:                                                                     \


City Council may approve the l't reading ordinance, modify the ordinance as to the landmark
boundary or designated features, or not approve the 1" reading ordinance.




Jane S. Brauti
City Manager


ATTACHMENTS:

                 Ordinance No.
                 Building Description and Significance
                 Signihcance Criteria for individual landmarks
                 Code Criteria for review
                 Historic Background and Research




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                                                                              ATTACHMENT A

                                     ORDINANCE NO.

                  AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE BUILDING AND A
                  PORTION OF THE SITE AT 1777 BROADWAY STREET,
                  CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO, ALSO KNOWN AS
                  THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, A LANDMARK UNDER
                  CHAPTER 9-17, "HISTORIC PRESERVATION'' B.R.C.
                  198I, AND SETTING FORTH DETAILS IN RELATION
                  THERETO.

        BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOULDER,

COLORADO:

        Section 1. The council enacts this ordinance pursuant to its authority under Chapter 9-

11, "Historic Preservation," B.R.C. 1981, to designate as a landmark a property having a

special character or special historical, architectural, or aesthetic interest or value.

        Section   2.   The council finds that: 1) on or about September 24, 2008, the city of

Boulder applied to the City of Boulder Landmarks Board to designate the building and             a


portion of the site at said property as a landmark; 2) the board held a public hearing on the

proposed designation on December          3, 2008; and 3) on December 3,           20Og the board

recommended that the council approve the proposed designation'

        Section   3. The council   also finds that upon public notice required by law, the council

held a public hearing on the proposed designation on February 3,2009 and upon the basis         of

the presentations at that hearing finds that the building and a portion of the property at 7717

Broadway Street does possess a special charucter and special historic, architectural, or

aesthetic interest or value warranting its designation as a landmark, consistent with the goals

andpolicies of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan.
         Section   4. There is hereby   created as a landmark the building and a portion of the site

located     at 1777 Broadway      Street, also known as the Municipal Building, whose legal

landmark boundary is as follows:

                   ALL OF LOTS 1-6, AND THE PORTION OF LOTS 7-12
                   NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF BOULDER CREEK,
                   BLOCK 12, AND THE PORTION OF THE VACATED ALLEY
                   OF BLOCK 12, ORIGINAL TO\ryN PLAT, CITY                            OF
                   BOULDER, COLINTY OF BOULDER, STATE                                 OF
                   COLORADO. AS SHO\ryN IN EXHIBIT A.

         Section   5.   The characteristics of the subject property that justify its designation as a

landmark are: 1) its historical significance including the 1952 date            of construction, its

relationship to the development of the community of Boulder, its relationship to Boulder

Creek and the recoÍtmendations of siting by Fredrick Law Olmsted, Jr, and its recognition by

authorities as being considered eligible for individual listing in the National Register of

Historic Places; and 2) its architectural significaîce as an intact example the Intemational

Style and Formalism Style of architecture in Boulder, its association with recognized Boulder

architects James M, Hunter and Hobart D. Wagener, its artistic merit for its architectural

style and local influence; and 3) its environmental significance for its siting characteristics in

the Civic Center Mall, its integration and compatibility with the site, and its geographic

importance as a familiar visual feature. The features especially significant to the building

and its site include the plazas at the east and west sides of the building, the massive curved

stone   wall at the façade of the building including the aluminum "Municipal Building"

lettering, and the glass connector walls between the original 1952 building and t}re 7962

addition.

        Section    6.    The council further finds that the foregoing landmark designation is

necessary to promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the city.

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                                    EXIIIBIT A TO ORDINANCE

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Landmark Boundarv Description   :


ALL OF LOTS    AND THE
                1-6,
PORTION OF LOTS 7-12 NORTH
OF THE CENTERLINE OF
BOULDER CREEK, BLOCK 12,
AND THE PORTION OF THE
VACATED ALLEY OF BLOCK 12,
ORIGINAL TOWN PLAT, CITY
OF BOULDER, COUNTY OF
BOULDER, STATE OF
COLORADO.




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                                                                         ATTACHMENT B

                                  1777 Broadway Street
                                    Municipal Building
                              Description and Significance


PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
The site and buildin g at 1777 Broadway is located at the southwest comer of Broadway and
Canyon Blvd and contains the Municipal Building, the Sister Cities Plaza, andaportion of
the Civic Center Mall.

Municipal Building
The Municipal Building was constructed in 1952, upon designs by Boulder architect James
Hunter. An addition at the rear of the building was constructed in 1,962, designed by Boulder
architect Hobart D. Wagener. The building is recognized for its International Style of
architecture, with the addition being a local variant of the Formalism Style.




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       Figure    l: Rendering of proposed munícipal building, James Hunter, architect.
              Courtesy the Carnegie Branch Libraryfor Local Hístory, Boulder, CO




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   Figure 2: Municipal Building, 1g52, ,horily after completion.
Courtesy the Carnegie Branch Libraryfor Local History, Boulder, CO




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Site
The Municipal Building is located within the Civic Center of Boulder, with a formal
landscaped mall linking the rear of the building to the original wing of the Boulder Public
Llbrary,with an adjacent parking lot. The front of the building contains the Sister Cities
Plaza,recently completed in 2OO7. The site is bordered on the north by Canyon Boulevard,
and the south by Boulder Creek.


SIGNIFICAIICE:

flistoric Signifïcance:
Summary: The building     at 1777 Broadway has historic significance under criteria   .1,   2,3   and 4.


1.     Date of construction: 195 I-I952; addition 1962 (source: Historic Building Inventory
       Records; Daily Camera clipping frles).

2.     Association with historical persons or events: The Municipal Building is
       signif,rcant for its association with the history of local government in Boulder.

       At the time of its construction, the Municipal Building was the sixth structure to serve
       as offices for Boulder's municipal government. The Boulder Town Company, which
       was organizedin 1859, was not an offîcial government, and as such, didnotrequire
       an ofhcial center for govemmental operations. It wasn't until Novembet 4,1870 that
       the county commissioners granted a request to set aside the original townsite and
       three additions as the Town of Boulder. At f,rrst the trustees of the new town met in
       the offices of one of the trustees, Alpheus Wright. After the town was incorporated in
       1878, the town board met in the offrce of A. J. Macky, and later in the off,rce of John
       A. Ellet. (Source: Carnegie Library "Municipal Building'clipping frles)
       The hrst town hall was established in 1880 on the ground floor of a block owned by
       John Ellet (1100 Pearl Street). It contained the offices of the attomey, clerk, water
       department and town board. One year Iatet, asite on 14th Street between Pearl and
       Walnut was bought by the city for a combination city hall and fire station. A two-
       story building at lg2l l4th Street was completed in 1.882, and remained as the city
       hall for the next 70 years. As early as 1890, though, the city was beginning to
       outgrow this site and purchased a lot at 13tn and Spruce for a new town hall. It was
       never built, however, and the lot sold in 1892. (Source: Carnegie library "Municipal
       Building" clipping f,rles)

       When the fire department was centralizedin 1898, its equipment was removed from
       city hall, and the former fire department quarters were converted into city offices.
       Although this helped the crowding for a short time, by 1903, the city was again
       advocating for a new city hall. A $50,000 bond for a new city hall was placed before
       the citizens in 1907 ,but was defeated by a vote of 457 to 403. The city hall was later
       expanded by renting the adjoining one-story building at 191.5 14"' Street. The three
       rooms in this addition housed the city council chamber and the offices of the city
       manager and director of public service. Hoping to take advantage of federal funds,
       another bond was brought before the voters ir-7933,but this was defeatedby 37
       votes. (source: camegie library "Municipal Building" clipping frles)
       On Novemb er 6, 1945, a $225,000 bond for a new municipal building was finally
       passed, this time by an overwhelmingly supportive vote of I,217 to   Ill.    The
       building was to include the city hall, library and museum, and was to be constructed
       on the site between Boulder Creek and the railroad tracks, facing Broadway across
       from Central Park. The project funds were to be held in reserve for the economic
       depression which was expected to follow World War II. Instead, the prices of
       materials and labor rose, and the city finally began earnest plaruring for the new
       municipal building in 1950. Precipitating this was the factthatthe city had to vacate
       the one-story building it was renting at I9I5 14'n Street when it was sold. The city
       manageÍ,his staff, and the public sewice director were clowded back into the
       building at 7927 14th Street, forcing the police department into another city-owned
       building at 1763 Broadway. This was situated in a row of buildings which were
       purchased in 1948 to clear the site for the new city hall. The city council had to meet
       in a new location -- first atthe county commissioners' room, then the library of
       Central school -- until the new city hall was finished. (Source: Camegie Library
       "Municipal Building" clipping files)




                                                                            Figure 2: 1952
                                                                            Dedication
                                                                            Ceremony.
                                                                            Courtesy the
                                                                            Carnegie Branch
                                                                            Library for Local
                                                                            History, Boulder,
                                                                            CO




When the city council was forced to move in 1950, they reopened discussion of the new
municipal building. By this time, the originally planned building would have cost between
$350,000 to $400,000. The Boulder Historical Society agreed to have the proposed museum
omitted if they could use the library building at 7125 Pine Street after the library moved to
the new municipal building. Holever, after reducing the size of the library, the library board
felt the proposed space was inadequate and requested that the library remain in its present
location. When the f,rrst bids came in, further revisions were necessary in order to meet the
construction budget. Extras, such as a basement andaproposed pistol range for the police
department were also removed. The bids for the revised plans were finally awarded on
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August 7,1951, and a ground-breaking ceremony was held on August 22,1951. The
building was occupied on Iluly20,1952. (Source: CamegieLlbrary "Municipal Building"
clipping files)

Ír spite of the many'þenny-pinching" efforts that were necessary to bring the project into
budget, the new Municipal Building was cause for much celebration in Boulder, and the
building's design and features were well received. The Daily Camera article at the time of
the building's opening noted that even though the plans had to be revised for economy's
sake, the elegance of the building still remained.
                ". . . most of the refinements are still there - a plush council chømber
                and public lounge, a mainfoyer with walls of reddish travertine and
                elaborate lighting effects, alumínum stair rails and window casings,
                steel partitions for the ffices, tiled restrooms, modernfurnishings,
                and other marks of elegance without extravagance.

              On the outside, too, it is a dignified structure in a beautiful setting
              along Boulder Creekwith the Flatirons and the mountains as ø
              background. The architectural concretewhichforms most of the
              exterior walls sets off the natíve stone walls at the north and south
              ends and at the main entrance on the east, facíng Broadwøy. . . .
              Another strikingfeature is the two-story-high glass paneling at either
              síde of the concave main entrance and across the rear of the center
              section. . . "(Source: Carnegie Library "Municipal Building"
              clippingfiles)

       The architect for the building \ilas James M. Hunter and staff, and the general
       contractor was Jack H. Cys, who had offices both in Denver and Boulder. The
        12,600 square foot building was 160 feet long, with two wings that were 37 feet wide.
       The south wing was 12 feet long, and the north wing 60 feet. The building had forty-
       two rooms, with a council chamber, public lounge, main foyer, city off,tces, and a city
       jail -- Boulder's first in 28 years. 10 inch aluminum letters of the "Municipal
       Building" were on the stone wall at the front entrance. This wall forrned a backdrop
       to the entrance teÍÍace, which was conceived as a place for city ceremonies. A 30'x
       70' reflecting pool was also included in the original plans for the front lawn.

       In the dedicationpamphlet for the new building, CityManager Bert W. Johnson had
       the following words of encouragement to his staff and citizens:
                "Good morale brings a higher standard of workfrom each of us- The
                new Municipal Building provides a real boost in morøle not only to
                cíty employees, but to the city councí\, its fficial boards, and to all
                citizens of the community.

              Let us capitølize on thís new source of community pride. Let us
              dedicate ourselves to higher standards of all community enterprise.
              No one will begrudge us the use of this symbol as a turning point ín
              our municipal history.



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             Such a standard wíll avoid penny-pinching extravagance. It should
             mean quality construction, whether it be streets, sewers, or recreation
            facilities. It should mean quality service, promptly and courteously
            provided in a direct and fficient manner. It should mean quality
             citízen participation in his city government - supporting it when it is
            right, or pitching in and helping if it is not right.

            Our new and magnificent Municipal Building should andwill inspíre
            each of us in Boulder toward even greater community øcltievement."
             (Sour ce : Carnegie Library " Municip al Building " clipping files)

     Although the city of Boulder could not afford all of the originally planned features in
     the Municipal Building, the idea of a "civic centef" was not abandoned. In 1961
     James Hunter was again retained by the city to design a new Public Library at the
     southeast comer of 9tt' Street and Canyon Boulevard. This building served both as
     library and cultural center, containing an auditorium that could be used as an art
     gallery, two meeting rooms, a children's garden with amphitheater for plays, and
     music room, and large librarylooms. A Civic Mall was createdbetween the
     Municipal Building and the library.

     As the city's population continued to grow (from 20,000 in 1950 to 37,700 in 1960),
     there was an increasing demand for additional city services, which in turn required
     additional city employees and offices. In1962, the city issued a $185,000 bond to
     build an addition to the Municipal Building. Designed by Hobart Wagener, the new
     addition of sandstone was 69'x67'with an additional 12' wide connector. The second
     story of the addition contained the municipal court, attorney's offices, budget
     director, and personnel director, while the first floor had the city manager's office and
     accounting department. City Council chambers remained in the oigSnal1952
     building.
a
J.   Distinction in the development of the community of Boulder: The Municipal
     Building lies within the Boulder Original Townsite, established by the Boulder City
     Town Company on February 10, 1859. The Town Company consisted of 54
     prospectors who had come to the areain search of gold. The downtown section of
     Boulder was the nucleus of the fledgling community, and its main thoroughfare, Pearl
     Street, led into Boulder Canyon and the mining camps. While this area grew into the
     commercial centet of Boulder, the rail lines, which were located just south of
     downtown along what is now Canyon Boulevard, became a natural dividing line for
     development. This, combined with the frequent flooding of Boulder Creek, made the
     area between the creek and the railroads an undesirable location. For a while, the
     aÍearteat the railroad depot near 9tl' Street between Canyon Boulevard and Boulder
     Creek was a red light district. Although swept away in the 1894 flood, the area was
     still "an eyesore lined with mills, factories and a shantytown." (Source: Corson &
     Noel, Boulder County: An Illustrated History)




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  Figure 3: "Tlte Jungle", from Broadway to 9'' St, between Boulder Creek and the
 railroad tracl<s. Courtesy the Carnegie Branch Líbraryfor Local History, Boulder,
                                          CO

The selection of the town as the site for the state university, the establishment of
Chautauqua, and a number of other factors signaled a change in Boulder's status from
mining supply camp to an educational center and health-resort. Aware of the need to
improve certain areas of "Boulder in health, gtowth, cleanliness, prosperity and
attractiveness," the Boulder City Improvement Association was organized in 1903.
One of their projects involved hiring landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
in 1908, who later produced the 1910 booklet, "The Improvement of Boulder,
Colorado: Report to the City Improvement Association." This far-reaching report had
many recommendations, including ones for public buildings and the Boulder Creek
area. As the principal waterway in Boulder, the area along Boulder Creek was
obviously prone to frequent flooding. Olmsted felt that a park along the creek, in
addition to providing a passive recreational area, would greatly help in times of
flooding. In his 1910 report, he also conrmented that the existing anangements for
the City Hall and other city offices were "makeshift, neither convenient nor by any
means worthy of the community. It goes without saying thatit is desirable, within
reasonable limits, to group together the main public buildings of a city, both as a
matter of convenience and for the sake of appearance. . ." (Source: Olmsted, "The
Improvement of Boulder, Colorado")

Olmsted felt that the most logical sites for a civic center would be near the county
courthouse, although land prices would probably prevent this from occurring. In
 1910, the only block of land large enough to meet the city's needs and secured at a
reasonable prices was towards Boulder Creek. However, he felt that"apart from the
prejudice against a 1ow site and one which is now in such unattractive condition, this
is objectionable because of its being separated from the business center of the town
by the railroad." (Source: Olmsted, "The Improvement of Boulder, Colorado")

Olmsted was brought back to Boulder nearly thirteen years later. When he found the
creek still unimproved, he produced a report titled "Improvement of Boulder Creek"
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        in which he recommended that the city buy the land along the creek for a park as well
        as for a new city hall. Boulder began purchasing creek front property, and almost
        thirty years later, finally completed a city hall along Boulder Creek.

4.      Recognition by authorities: The Municipal Building \Mas inventoried in 1995 by
        Front Range Research Associates, Inc. It was listed as significant as representing the
        work of a master; representin g a typte, period, or method of construction; and to be
        associated with signif,rcant events or patterns. The statement of signif,tcance noted
        "its association with the history of local govemment in Boulder, . . . âs an important
        representative of the International style in Boulder, . . . for its inelusion of University
        of Colorado style stonework . . fand representing] the work of Boulder architect
        James M.. Hunter. The accompanying survey report noted that the Municipal
        Building may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places when it
        reached fifty years of age. The Municipal Building was re-inventoried in 2000 as part
        of a Certified Local Government grant-funded study of Modern Architecture in
        Boulder. This inventory noted it to be one of James M. Hunter's "most important and
        high profrle commissions." (Source: Historic Building Inventory Records; "Boulder
        Survey of Historic Resources, 1995: Scattered Resources")

        The Municipal Building was recognized in the December 1953 issue of Proeressive
        Architecture. The magazine called attention to the curving stone wall at the entrance
        (then on the east side) - "an effort to gain the maximum monumentality with the
        minimum mass . . . to toy with the light across the jagged projections of the ledge-
        stone surface . . . to form a def,rnite termination to a vista from the park beyond."
        Several photographs of the building were included, and it had been singled out at the
        Conference of City Managers for seminar discussion, and was noted to be a dominant
        structure in the community. (See Attachment D: Historical Background Research)

Architectural Significance :
Summary: The building at 1777 Broadway has architectural significance        under criteria   7,2,3,
and4.

1.      Recognized period/style: The Municipal Building was noted on the inventory forms
        as representative of the International Style in Boulder. Also, the 1962 rear addition is
        a local vaiant of the Formalism Style. Distinguishing elements of the Intemational
        Style are: horizontal orientation; absence of omamentation; use of concrete, glass,
        and steel materials; ribbon and corner windows with minimal exterior reveals (i.e.,
        perceived as continuations of the wall surface); flat roofs; asymmetry with balance
        and regularity; anduse of the cantilever. Distinguishing elements of the Formalism
        Style are: vertical orientation; synmetry (formal arrangement); vertically linked,
        recessed windows; smooth wall surfaces; vertical piers; differentiation of base from
                                                       'Whiffen,
        shaft; and flat roofs without eaves. (Source:            American Architecture Since
        1780; Preservation Press, What Stvle is It?;  "Historic Context and Survey of Modem
        Architecture in Boulder, Colorado : 1947 -1977")

        The Intemational Style came into being in Europe in the I920s, with its leading
        practitioners from Germany, Holland, and France. It debuted in the United States in
        1928, and was an accepted style in the 1930s. It came somewhat under fire by critics

                                                             AGENDA     TTE.M#í      PAGE     #   77
     in the late 1940s, but it still provided a set of principles under which some architects
     continued to practice. The 1952 Municipal Building is a late example of this style,
     adapted by James Hunter to reflect its Colorado origins. It has many of the
     distinguishing elements of the International Style, including the flat roof without
     eaves, horizontal orientation, ribbon windows, and lack of omametfation. Instead of
     ornamentation, the emphasis is on modem structural principles and materials--
     concrete, glass, and aluminum. The surface is smooth, except for the central concave
     stone wall and north and south end walls. The stone work relates to the masoffy
     found on the University of Colorado campus and in other buildings throughout
     Boulder, although it was given an especially horizontal appearance here through the
     use of long, thin sandstone blocks. The volume of the central entry bay and wings is
     also emphasized, and although appearing symmetrical,the two wings are slightly
     different in size. Cantilevered concrete awnings provide protection over the north
     and south end wall entries.

     The 1962 addition to the rear forms a"T" shape, and is a simple rectangular addition.
     It has many elements of the Formalism Style. This style first appeared in this country
     in the 1950s, and was closely related to the International Style. It reintroduced
     classicism through its regular and symmetrical features. Although there is no
     distinguishing base to this addition, the roof edge is emphasizedby a recessed
     concrete panel coping, which relates to the concrete panels of the original portion.
     The stone wal1s also relate to the original building, but in the 1,962 addition, the stone
     blocks have less honzontal emphasis. Vertical emphasis is instead provided by the
     very tall, narrow recessed windows which are suffounded by concrete bands. The
     windows extend from the base of the floors to nearly ceiling height, and are regularly
     spaced along the north and south elevations of the rear addition. This addition is
     connected to the original portion of the Municipal Building by a recessed section of
     curtain window walls.

2.   Architect or builder of prominence: The originall95l-52 portion of the Municipal
     Building was designed by James M. Hunter, and the 1962 addition by Hobart D.
     Wagener.

     James Hunter studied architectural engineering at Iowa State University from 1927 to
      1931. He then transferred to the University of Illinois, and received his degree in
      1936. He began his career as a draftsman with Ernest Stouffer, Supervising Architect
     at the University of lllinois. He came to Boulder to work as a head draftsman in the
     office of Glenn Huntington, as well as head draftsman for the University of Colorado.
     In 1940 he formed a partnership with Harold Jones. After serving in World'W.ar II,
     he returned to Boulder and started his own firm. Although his work extended through
     the state and in other states as well, the bulk of his practice was in Boulder where he
     could be close enough for full supervision. He felt "fhat an architect could function in
     a small community and could be an influencing and bettering force in the esthetic
     environment of that community." Hunter served as planner and architect for
     Colorado State University and Fort Lewis College in Durango. He also held similar
     posts with Regis College, Denver, and Tarkio College, Missouri. He was president of
     the Colorado board of architect examiners, president of the Colorado chapter of the
     AIA, and national second vice president of the AIA, and was made a Fellow of the
                                                          AGENDA ITEM      #í     PAGE   #   18
       AIA in 7957. His work    was recognizedin architectural professionalmagazines.
       Hunter retired from active practice in 1973. He was also interested in research in
       solar design. Hunter died in 1983 in Boulder. (Source: Carnegie Library "James
       Hunter" clipping files)

       Hobart Wagener graduated from the University of Michigan. Before establishing his
       practice in Boulder in 1953, Wagener worked in the office of Harold Spitznagel in
       Sioux Falls, S.D.; Eggers and Higgins in New York; and Pietro Belluschi in Portland,
       Oregon. He moved to Boulder in 1950, and began working in James Hunter's office.
                                                'Wagener
       The focus of his practice was Boulder;              felt this concentration enabled him to
       contribute significantly to the character of the city. His projects included schools,
       churches, banks, office buildings, city and county facilities, industrial and commercial
       projects, university housing, and residential buildings. He was the recipient of
       several major design awards from regional AIA awards programs, the Federal
       Housing Authority, Sunset Magazine, and Architectural Record Magazine. Several
       of his buildings have been the subject of design articles in architectural professional
       magazrnes. He served as president of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and as
       president of the Colorado Society of Architects, AlA. He became a fellow of the
       American Institute of Architects in 1971. Lr 1984, he was recognized by Historic
       Boulder as the outstanding designer in Boulder over the past 50 years. (Source: Daily
       Camera clipping frles)

3.     Artistic merit: The Municipal Building is an excellent example of the International
       Style, as reflected in its flat roof, ribbons of windows, emphasis of volume, and the
       windowless expanse of stonework on the original entry bay. Although lacking in
       omamentation, Hunter felt that the structural qualities of the building's form and
       materials were key artistic elements. 'Architecture must do more than create an
       efhcient and articulate structure in terms of this generation's technical abilities. . . .
       somehow the esthetic perception of John Q. Public must be satisfied - not through
       historical eclecticism, but by the simple premise that a building must create a wann,
       intimate atmosphere to be satisfying. . . The esthetics must be far enough above the
       public standards that the citizenof the community can grow to appreciate it, and find
       his culture broadened." The 1962 addition is also a good example of the Formalism
       Style adapted with a Boulder architectural vocabulary. (Source: Carnegie Llbrary
       "James Hunter" clipping files)

4.     Indigenous qualities: The Municipal Building is signif,rcant for the high quality of
       stone work which reflects masonry found on the campus of the University of
       Colorado and elsewhere throughout Boulder. Although buildings of the Modern
       Architecture period often utilized simple, smooth surface materials, architects in
       Boulder successfully adapted the native stone into these modern styles.

Environmental Significance :
Summary: The property has environmental signif,rcance under criteria      3.


1.     Site Characteristics: The Municipal Building is situated prominently on the comer
       of Broadway and Canyon. To the south are Boulder Creek and the Broadway Bridge.
       The Civic Center mall is to the rear (west), with the Boulder Public Library anchoring
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     the west end of the plaza. The level site has grass and planting bods on the ftont
     (east), and a concrete plazawith raised planting beds on the north and west. A bike
     and pedestrian path follow the creek bed on the south.

2.   Compatibility \Mith site: The Municipal Building is theprominent visual feature
     anchoring one end of the Civic Center mall. Set back from Broadway, the building is
     sited appropriately for a grand civic structure.

     Geographic importance: The Municipal Building is situated at the intersection of
     two important city streets in Boulder, and has been an established visual feature of the
     communit¡¡ sinse its construction h 1952.

4.   Environmental appropriateness: The park surroundings provide an appropriate
     setting for the public uses ofthe MunicþalBuilding, and are complementaryto the
     function of the building.

     Area integrÍty: The Municipal Building is significant for its place in the context of
     the development of the Boulder Civic Center. This are4 previously one of the mqst
     undesfuable in the citS has been transformed into a creek side park with large civic
     buildings anchoring the ends. Several of the buildings are of recenJ construction, and
     some may have significance in the area of Modern Architecturo.
                                                                              ATTACIIMENT C
                                      SIGNIFICANCE CRITERIA
                                         Individual Landmark
                                      Adopted September 17, 1975

        On September 6,1974,the City Council adopted Ordinance #4000 providing
procedures for the designation of Landmarks and Historic Districts in the City of Boulder.
The purpose of the ordinance is the preservation of the City's permitted cultural, historic, and
architectural heritage. The Landmarks Board is permitted by the ordinance to adopt rules
and regulations as it deems necessary for its own organization and procedures. The
following Significance Criteria have been adopted by the Board to help evaluate each
potential designation in a consistent and equitable manner.

Historical Significance
       The place (building, site, area) should show character, interest or value   as part of the
development, heritage, or cultural characteristics of the community, state   or nation; be the
site of a historic, or prehistoric event thathad an effect upon society; or exempliS'the
cultural, political, economic, or social heritage of the community.

        1. Date    of Construction: This area of consideration places particular importance on
                  the age of the structure.

       2. Association with Historical Persons or Events: This association could be national,
              state, ot local.

       3. Distinction in the Development of the Community of Boulder: This is most
               applicable to an institution (religious, educational, civic, etc) or business
               structure, though is some cases residences might qualify. It stresses the
               importance of preserving those places which demonstrate the growth during
               different time spans in the history of Boulder, in order to maintain an
               awareness of our cultural, economic, social or political heritage.

       4. Recognition bv Authorities: If it is recognized by Historic Boulder, Inc. the
              Boulder Historical Society, local historians (Barker, Crossen, Frink, Gladden,
              Paddock, Schooland, etc), State Historical Society, The Improvernent of
              Boulder, Colorado by F.L. Olmsted, or others in published form as having
              historical interest and value.

       5. Other,   if   applicable.

Architectural Significance
       The place should embody those distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type
specimen, a good example of the common; be the work of an architect or master builder,
known nationally, state-wide, or locally, and perhaps whose work has influenced later
development; contain elements of architectural design, delall, materials or craftsmanship
which represent a significant innovation; or be a f,rne example of the uncoÍlmon.

       1. Recogrrized Period/Style:      It should exemplify specific elements of an architectural
               period/style, ie: Victorian, Revival styles, such as described by Historic
               Amerícan Building Surtey Critería, Gingerbread Aee (Maass), 76 Boulder
               Homes (Barkar), The Historv of Architectural Style (Marcus/TViff,rn),
               Architecture in San Francisco (Gebhard et a1), History of Architecture
               (Flectcher), Architecture/Colorado, and any other published source of
               universal or local analysis ofa style.

       2. Architect or Builder of Prominence: A good example of the work of an architect or
              builder who is recognized for expertise in his f,reld nationally, state-wide, or
               1ocally.

       3. Artistic Merit:A skillful integration of design, mateial, and color which is of
               excellent visual quality and/ or demonstrates superior craft smanship.

       4. Example of the Uncommon: Elements of architectural design, details, or
              craftsmanship that are representative of a significant innovation.

       5. Indigenous Oualities:      A style or material that is particularly   associated with the
               Boulder area.

       6. Other,   if applicable.
Environmental Significance
        The place should enhance the variety, interest, and sense of identity of the community
by the protection of the unique natural and man-made environment.

       1. Site Characteristics:     It should be of high quality in terms of planned    or natural
               vegetation.

       2. Compatibility with Site: Consideration will be given to scale, massing placement,
             or other qualities of design with respect to its site.

       3. Geographic Importance: Due to its unique location or singular physical
              characteristics, it represents an established and familiar visual feature of the
              community.

       4. Environmental Appropriateness: The surroundings are complementary and/or it is
               situated in a mannerparticularly suited to its function.

       5. Area Integrit)¡: Places which provide historical, architectural, or environmental
              importance and continuity of an existing condition, although taken singularly
               or out of context might not qualify under other criteria.




                                                                 A.GENDA ITEM       nQf *n"*o         22
                                                                               ATTACHMENT D

                                    CRITERIA FOR RE\rIEW
9-11-1: Purpose and Legislative Intent states:
(r)    The purpose of this chapter is to promote the public health, safety, and welfare by
       protecting, enhancing, and perpetuating buildings, sites, and areas of the city
       reminiscent of past eras, events, and persons important in local, state, or national
       history or providing significant examples of architectural styles of the past. It is also
       the purpose of this chapter to develop and maintain appropriate settings and
       environments for such buildings, sites, and areas to enhance property values, stabilize
       neighborhoods, promote tourist trade and interest, and foster knowledge of the city's
       living heritage.
(b)    The City Council does not intend by this chapter to preserve every old building in the
       city but instead to draw a reasonable balance between private property rights and the
       public interest in preserving the city's cultural, historic, and architectural heritage by
       ensuring that demolition of buildings and structures important to that heritage will be
       carefully weighed with other alternatives and that alterations to such buildings and
       structures and new construction will respect the character of each such setting, not by
       imitating surrounding structures, but by being compatible with them'
(")    The City Council intends that in reviewing applications for alterations to and new
       construction on landmarks or structures in a historic district, the Landmarks Board
       shall follow relevant city policies, including, without limitation, energy-efficient
       design, access for the disabled, and creative approaches to renovation.


9-7t-2: City Councíl may Designøte or Amend Landmarks and Hístoric Distrícts             states:

(r)    Pursuant to the procedures in this chapter the City Council may by ordinance:
              (1)     Designate as a landmark an individual building or other feature or an
                      integrated group of structures or features on a single lot or site having
                      a special character and historical, architectural, or aesthetic interest or
                      value and designate a landmark site for each landmark;
               (2)        Designate as a historic district a contiguous area containing a number
                          of sites, buildings, structures or features having a special character and
                          historical, architectural, or aesthetic interest or value and constituting a
                          distinct section of the city;
               (3)        Designate as a discontiguous historic district a collection of sites,
                          buildings, structures, or features which are contained in two or more
                          geographically separate areas, having a special chatactet and
                          historical, architectural, or aesthetic interest or value that arc united
                          together by historicaT, architectural, or aesthetic characteristics; and
               (4)        Amend designations to add features or property to or from the site or
                          district.
(b)    Upon designation, the property included in any such designation is subject to all the
       requirements of this code and other ordinances of the city.

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  PfloiEC'Y,qilE: 3ouIder Survey of Hjsroric
                                                                                                                           STATE          ID     HO.   ;   5ELóO]9
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  CURRENT    3UIL'INC       NAI'IE:                                     OHNEf,: CITY 0F BoUL0ER
   Êôutdêr HunIcipaL Bui l"ding
                                                                               1777   3RAÔDçIAY
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  :ILil AOLL ¡{0.: 958.39                                                                                          OATE OF CONSTRUCTION:

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                                                                                                                   EXIENT OF ALTËRAÍIONS:
                                                                                                                         HINOR                    X i1ODERATE                         IIAJOR
                                                                                                                   DESCR       IBE:
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                                                                                                                   couftyaads,




                                                                                         !.{1,,¿   ':i"-'

                                                                                                                                      CONTINIJEO                   YES                    N0.


   STYLE:   lnternatJana!                                                                 sroRlqs:                 6RIGINAL           s¡TE         X                     ttovE0
                                                                                          ¿                        OATE(S) OF HOVE:

                                                                                          56.   IOOTAGE;           NATIONAL RËGISTER ELIGISILITY
  I,IATERIALS: Sgone, Conclete
                                                                                          NiA
                                                                                                                   tNofVloUAL:                             YEs                 X    NO


  ARCHf   rEcluRAL 0Ê'scRl Plf oil:
  ryo.rto"y     T-ehåpÉd        nunicipal bull.ding !¡ilh   flat   roof core and projectinq rêar !vo-              CONTRI3UYI}IC TO DISTRICT:
                                                                                                                                                           YES                      NO
  stDry ningj copíng ôlong roofL.ine, centraI tHo-stÓry entlance to\Jer Projects
  beyond rnain roof ùnd has curvad stone BatL vith cu styLo
                                                              stonelork; slde vaLts                                LOCAL TANDI{,qRK DESIGNÁTION:                               NO

  of ontrônce tór,rer hQve v'índoils 6f qlean and opaquê cotord g[ass, sohê vindoHs
                                                                                                                   N,qHE   i
  boarded up. Ribbons of ujndous al.ong Bings extending fron entrsncË
                                                                         tover'
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                                                                                                                   ASSOCIATED BUILOINGS?
                                                                                                                                                                        'YES         x
  glôzed doub[è doors and cu 3ty[Ç etoneuork. These Êlev¡tlons hovq narroH
                                                                                                                   TYPE:
  vertica! \Jindoüs. Rear ving composêd ol s'lmilar cu stoneHark has na¡roH
  vêpticð[ Hindovs. cðurtyûrd wJth uaLt of concrete bLock vith stone piafs and
                                                                                                                   lF                                  LI9T ID          NoS.:
  1rìn et couthvest corneP. Shad roofed. èntrance vith stone' g[azìng' -tnd.Ptnats
                                                                                                                           INVENTaRIË0/
                                                                      YÉ5 x flO.
   at   northwesÈ       êornêr. ru.t", tu.q"      opon Lon¿tg9pod etPugoNrlluE0?

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     Architectural ltrventory Form
Resource # 58L8244                                            1777 Broadway

V. HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS
31 Origínaf useis                                            Govemment / Clty Haft
32 lntermsdiate use/s
33     CuÍent use/s
34     Sile typels
35     Historlcalbackground
36     Sources of information

VI. SIGNIFICANCE
37.1 Locai landmark deslgnation                               No
37.2 Date of designation                                       Not anolicabfe
37,3 DesignatingauthoritY                                      Not aoolicable
                                                             l'-    r¡    .      .           "    ' .                                '
                                                              Nrt^
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38,1 A. Associated wlth events
                                                              Àln
38.2 B. Associated with significant persons
38.3 G. Archltectural significance                            Yes
38,4 D. Yieldedillkely to yleld import hlst                   No
38,5 Criteria considerations Letter                           G
38,6 Meets no critaria                                        Not.applic.able _                         _.* ' --
39     Areas of significance                                  Architecture                                                               -
40     Períod of signlficance                                 1951
41.1 National                                                 No
41,2 S.tate                                                   Yes
41,3 Local                                                    Yes
A.

           @uil¿inq                                 is signíficantfor its assocÍaiÍon
                                                                                                         buitding in tho history
        movement ín architeclure in Boulder, Buiti in 1951, it is an early example of an important
        of post-war archtecrure in Boutder. The       City oJ Boulder.Municipal Buiìding,is sis.1!!c3nt]n^T:lT_TP^{:: th"
                                                                                                               windows are
        characterístics of the lnternatíonal Style: it is: horizontaffy orÍented, Ìt has ribbon wlndows, the
        expressed with deep recesses, there       is the use of coflcrete, there is a cubist conceptiott of the building's
        uoiumes, there is no ornament, the walls are eaveless, there is a flat roof- The city of Boulder Municipal
        Buiiding ís sígniflcant becaclse it is the wark of James M. Hunter, an acknowledged rnaster of
                                                                                                               Boulder
                                                                                                                    prolìle
        architeóture.1n"     city of Boulder Municipat Buitding wãs one of Hunte/s most important and high
        commisstons, [t is one of the most sisnificant buitdings Hunter designed-        The City of Boulder Municipat Bullding
        is significant for the high standard of the constructlon craft. The enarïeled metat
                                                                                                 and glass curtain walls are
        meti-culously deteited. ttre red Lyons sandstone walls       are made of expertly cut stone that h_as been masterfully
        laid. The mðrtarJoints are finefy done. The city of Boulder Munìcipal Buildlng is significant
                                                                                                           for its relationshlp to
        associated landscape deslgn. Íhe        parkJike settlng of the building features many mâture trees and bushes,
                                                                                                              of flowers has
                 of which were a part of the original landscape plan. For rnäny years än annual display
                instaled on the lawn along   Broãdway. The Clty of Boulder Municipal Buìlding Is slgnificant for the
                                                                                                              to the unlversity of
               lrance of natural stone wa-lls, a prorninent fealure in Boulde/s âfchitecture that relates
                                                                                                  Municiþal Building is
               ado campus and to many historic buÌldings off-campus, The city of Boulder
                                                                                                corner of Broadway and canyon
        significant for its location on a prominent ciiy sfiêet. lt is sited on the soutnwast
        Boulevard, one of the cily's most impor-tant íntersections'
                                                                                                                                         ê
        The City o
        past fifty Y
        relatlonshi
                                                                                                                                         nq
        extensive
          Ëf lÞlvE
                                                                                         lmp.onance or
            documented by an ever-increasing body of sQholârly evalualion on me nlsþncal
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Resource # 58L8244
                                         1777 BroadwaY

  . NATIONAL REGISTER ELIGIEILITY ASSESSMENT
                                            Yes
44,1 NR Ellglbte
                                            Not apÞlicable                      .-
44.2 NR Not Eligible
                                            Notappli,cable_--          - -, ,.- - -., - .-
44.3 NR Need Data
45.1 NR DÍstrlct PotentialYes/No
45.2 NR Dlstrict Potential D[scussion
 45.3 lt dlstrict potential, Contributing
45.4 lf district potential, Noncontributing
46.1 lf exïstíng districi, Contributing
 46.2 lt existing dist¡ict' Noncoñtributlng
47.1 PhotograPh Numbere
                                         Ciiv of Boulder Planníng De
47,2 Negatives fìled at
                                         nõuld e r Modem $fchtgglure
48    RePort Title
49    Date
50    Recorder
51    Organization




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                                              Broadwoy befween Boulder creek qnd wqler street

                       I   ts 2 F.m. Gncert by the unlrersìty-Gty bond. Fronk Bqñ,d directing.
                                - Du¡ing the concert, {ormer ond pr"r*i-.¡tv-ãuncilmen and sfuÌol       guesls   will   be
                                     token on     q tout of the building'
             0c        2 p"r. Notìonol
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                                lnvb.otion. Kev. ùor,rn S. Boinbridge, postol of the Fi¡sl Methodìst Church'
                                lntroduclion of sfeciot guests' City Monoger Bert'W'' Johnson'
             l-r                presentqtion of certificsîes to {tr¡ner cify councilmen. Moyor John D- Gílfospíe.
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                                Enumerotion. o[ co¡nergtone contents. Froncis W. Reich, setrehry-monuger,                          .l
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                    s"i     "l tåtns a¡d tbe Írountains ûs es a ,Ä slidirÉ p¡rti{ion of green plas- foldi¡g chaìrs can be used. that                  combinalion magiê.rÍDê rack-l"mp                    le¿ve sn I&i¡ch space
                              . ÞåckgroryJ¿ Tle ald)itecfurål fc mate¡ial c¡n be closed lo di way about I5o people can be ¡eat-                       tables, Jamps, anrl lorr benches of Jbetween the top ol the partition
                        .      concrete which {orms most of the    vide the ¡oom jn LaU.              cd in tÍe room.                                 colfee-table typc- Plans are to baag I a¡d 1be ssiling.
                               cxterior waüs sels o[[ thc native The front. or east half has four The ¡ine bÍrch benches hav¿                         coatse-textu¡e d¡apes at the '.rilall I The building is l¿icl out În a four-
                        ,      stone walls at lhe nor(h and sou0r bc¡chcs seating a (oial of about ZB spring-filled cushio¡s and uphols.              of glass" across úhe. west end of I foût Ê¡id so tlat partitions car,be
                               cnds a¡d at thc main ontrance on pcopJc ThaÉ rvill be enough to lery of plaslic in lighË sagc green                    the lounge, overlopking the mou¡- I moyed four feet or rnultiples ol
                               llre east, facing Sroadwty.                accommodatc   fho   audíenccs at color..                                                                           {our. feet tn ¡qy di¡ectioa if it be-
                    '          Two.Story Glass pauclling                  ¡nost council mee[ings, and lbis Lounge Attractivcly Furnisletl               The cor.urcil table at the opposite lcomas necessåry to change tbe size
ö                                .å.nother striking feature   is   tbe ¿¡ea   is used also as a poltce court     Thtee of them are uscrl as part      end is on ä stage elevatecl 1{ i¡ch- I of'ary rooms.
ô                              frvc-story"bigù lless ¡r¡¡¿lli¡g     I'flom.                                    of the Iounge furnìtr¡rc. Othe¡ fur-   es above fhe ¡est of tle rooru, Tbe I }foc! of fha olüce fu¡¡liu¡c Js
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                               cifher side of Ure concave m¿in en-
                                                                 "¿     For council rncetings Or óthcr         nishi¡gs for the publie lounge were    bjrch table bas places fôr l2 offi- I bhck ryalnut f¡ lhe modul¿r
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 9o                            1rånce ard across the rear of the meetings attrac(ing large audi-               purchased for the cily by the So.      cials-Di¡e..colncì1men, tlg qfv.l tfne. fhis tE an arraagement
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 b8                            centel section vhich tontains the enecs, {hc accordion-type door can            roptimist club of Soulder. Ttrey mana¡lêEr city attorney and city'l ofìonnectbg desks anrt cõunters
 ò3                            Iobby on tbe fïrst floor and fhe be operted a¡d five more benches,              include flo lounge chairs, four cle¡k- and jndi.ridual d ra wersf desigled lor-efticleucy ald spece
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                               coûncil châmhel-lounge on the sec, lourge fuutituro anrl indivirlual            straight chairs, a rv¡iting table, rvìth locks for the use of each coun- | .conservttion. - Executives have
 )o                            ond. iloor.                                                                                                        cilrnan. Specìalty.designeil chairs I individual ilesks aurl chai¡s cf
                                  À second set of glass doors leads                                                                               around the council table hgve uF I black valout ln tte ¡ublic serv-
    E#                         from fhe enlranceway into the 28-                                                                                  Þolsie¡ed seals and backs. lh.e I ice dupar¿-eaÇ desks- with steel-,
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                               þy-3&Iool lobby. Ilere tbe rvalls                                                                                  council table, chairs and besches I legs aarl msde tops a¡e used.
                               .\re of colorosa travertine, a Dlar-                                                                               were Soulder-bült. .                      Radíant baseboa¡tl o¡ conlinuous
      h                        ble-like material, in reddish tint.                                                                                   Metal hoìders for United States ! convector type of heati¡g is lsed,
                               Quartied in Colo¡ado, it las a                                                                                     a¡d Colorado flags ere built Íuto jvith the boiler suÞplyi¡g hot-rvafer
                               rvar¡ner color thân Italian lraver-                                                                                the native stone waII which fo¡ns ltre.at, A unique heating schcrra
                               tine.   Tbe foyer. floor   is of    pink                                                                           tlre baekdrop for the sÉage.            Drovides a unit rmde¡ the stage in
                               flagstone. Reccssed in tl¡e lvalls                                                                                     Siite ' s'alls sf lhe ¡oonr -and lthe couûcil chamber'wlieh floods
                                                                                                                                                                                   arc
                               ¡ear tb¿ ceiJìng are Z0 lghls of                                                                                    Þarüy of ¡atu¡al-fiuish bî¡ch        I the first-floor eutry foye¡ with heat
                               "eye-ball¡' type-adjustable to play                                                                                  palUy of glass. Ihe floor is ol llvlen'ref¡eated oPeni¡g of the ortt"
                               io diiferent direcfions and set   fo                                                                                    brom cork Tlrere'are       31 lights lside ql-ors lets ra too rruch. coltl
                               accent lhe herrbgbone patteru o[                                                                                        Íu lhe ¡oon¡-thrêe oyer the frost- lair. ,Thermostats âctuatiúg' this
                               the eoicrele ceiling. Thc entry'or                                                                                      cd.Elass windowg.ou c¡ch siËle of lfteatirg u¡ít a¡e aboVe üe doo¡s
                                                                                                                                                       cd.glass,windows.on cach          of
                               foyer aâst of 1be lobby' hss 14                                                                                         tìrC stagg, five spotlightíu! tle ! at_th_e m?i ent¡auce,
                               aluminum caüe lights-                                                                                                   cou¡.cil tibte, a¡it zu oF Ée-fluor- I o"þ the , council chamber, the
                               WQrIow Cou¡f¿¡s Qff f,obby                                                                                              esccul t¡be iype in the qeiliug [restrooms and Ee poli,ce depart-
                               - îwo    window-counters' open oII                                                                                      oI the üain part.
                                                                                                                                                        f            !art.                 I dent's
                                                                                                                                                                                                    photographic da¡k room ar¿
                               låe lobby. I[be one on the         south                                                                                 .{Iso in the ceiling- ara åD€rnos" I mechanicálly veÊtilateil. -ilir.con
                               is in the départmcnt of lina¡ce and
                               recard (eity clerlc's ollice] rvhere                                                                                   Iatiør, Some of these                                     outset, but   u'as
                               water bills and va¡'ious license fees                                                                                  tain speaker r¡nits of..the public l.eliminated. to ¡etiuee the'cosb    and
                               are pâid. a¡d vhe¡e a geneÍal in.                                                                                      atldress syitem- Tbree microphones lbecause Nah¡¡e doçs a satisfaetory
                               formàtion cle¡k is on duty, Tte                                                                                        are located. at ihe council table and | Íob ol
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ai¡-couditio¡itrg . bu . most
                               oüe on the rcrih side is in the                                                                                        a. ¡novable nicxophone wÍn be I sumner           day¡- .. ' . - '
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                               traific violations brreau, in the                                                                                      ayailable'lof, the-use of persorsl fhere are'42 tôo¡Ís in the'cily
                               police department's section of the                                                                                     i¡ tìeaudience on such occasionslhall, incluilÌrg lestroolos'but not
                               bu:lding, where motorists may }ay                                                                                      as public hearings witì, la r g c counting two vaults 'and' jadtot's
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          o>                   autor¡rqfic fines for rninor traffic                                                                                   groups in atte¡daãce.
                                                                                                                                                         :orips   atte¡dauce.               la¡d üve storage dosets. lbe ¡ooús
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           >                   violations r¡¡less they rvish a hea¡-                                                                                   . Pullic ¡estrooms rnitb tile .walls lare iclentilied lu tåe f,oor
                                                                                                                                                         Pu.blic restrooms        lile.vaïs lSre identified               .p]al*
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           Jlt                 j¡g'before the police magistrate.                                                                                      aqil floors ãre oû elther side .of la¡d explanatîon of tbe plans e-Is*'.:
           @                     Two benches of black marble are                                                                                      the oor¡eil ph¡nhcr. :f. tl.e Teed af lwÈere j¡'tïìs section of the Daily'
                                                                                                                                                      *Te cou:rcil chember at the Tead of I wåere .!¡'t¡ìç                 Daily,    :

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                               use thore is ¿ soundproofed phone
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           I                   floor. Ihe sl,aitrven \'¡all¡ are fitr- ITEST SIDD lrTrßACfIVÈ TOo--Ih¡E is thc v'e¡t o¡ back side of
           W                   Ished ì¡r brown eo¡k.
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                                   The 2&by-{6-foot ceni,cr sec. fhe center section of the nelv municipal public
                                 liou o¡ fhe ¡econrl  IIoo¡ Ís lhe second. floor, norv draped, is in lhe              lowge which oecu-
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                                Iounge in tbe ¡ear or west half.           is the rear enl¡ancc to {he loþl¡y. (Daiìy Camera Þhoto)
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                      Ciȡ'A.ltcmey                                         John   llf.   Sayre
ð,Ë                   pl¡nning Director _-                                  T¡afÍon H, Bean
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                                                  arvford I'{. Dlxon, Direetor
                                                      Street Division
                                             D. C- Barton, SuÞeri¡tcndent
                                         V- 3. Patton, Assistant Superirrtendent
                                 'W.   M. Âlexander                       Fra¡k Farrov
                                  OIa C, Bowma¡                           Louis Geolfos
                                    Robert Cr¿ik                          Willis Hardin/
                                 'William ürmrinc                          John E.    Hill
                                   . Pe¡cy Page                          RoY James River
                                     EarI                                  Nerqell Smith
                                   'Fr¡¡k Patton
                                           Patton                        Gcorge Steteus
                                  leslie Phillips                         I¡re¡r lVatkins
                                    Joseph Porta                         Þwight Williarns
                                                      Isadore Zamota

                                                                                                         F0ßIIEE cTrg trÀLL 'ÁNNEX'-ThÍs picture, taken iu the earlv           1900's,'   slows the oæ-sror} buìldi-og
                                                                                                         whieh lbe ciCy later rented, as an eddition to tbe city haU. the two-story town hall, seen
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                                                                                                         ground, was built iu 1881-8¿. It also sewetl as a fire station, wluctr is the leasotr tor fle larEe dootway
                                                                                                         [eyond the iree at the ¡ight. fhe men in tåe picture ate presurned io be B. T. arð C. Tf. f'dtou, wbc
              Þ                                                                                           are believed. to have mol;ed their business info the building about 1902. Íhe shuchue belorged to Bar¡ey
              €                                                                                          l\lallon, Alien Snterpriscs bought iÊ from úÉe Matlou estaie in J'950, ald the city hacl to vaeate' (Pictu¡e
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                                                Myronlrvf. Tcegarden, Chief                                    occomplished whot hos long been
                                           Georqe C- Pcde¡son. Captain
                                Ruth Aurl¡ews                          Þewey C. Ifiller
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                           Damon Brom, Sergeant                     James Mills, Sergealt             one of Boulde/s greoler.needs.
                                  Earl Coou                           William Poho¡ilak
Í                             Shirley Igglestotr                   Cba¡les Prewitl Sergeant
F                                Daie Goet¡                      .       lJel.Ír fiomans
                               Russell Hawkins                     Wilia¡d Spier, Detectivg
J¿b                         Everett I(- llawt]¡ orne             Harold S. Stewari, SergeÄa
ð-ö                        Boy Eenclricks, Detectile                 Raymond N. Mlson                         AII those who were ossociqted with
gU                                Oscar llill                             Ðonalil Sowl
5ã                           loy I{iJl, Ðctective                       Donald Vendel
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                                                                                                                                                        F¡a¡k Job¡sos, CaPtain
                                                                                                                                '         Elmer Burke                          IIe¡qeth J. Nicbolas
                                                                                                                                    OlifIe V. Co1clasu¡e                       Roland P. Ot3rien
                                                                                                                                    Richard }fc0utcheou                          Paul W' PaYne
                                                                                                                                      Donalil B- Grass                          Edrvard Saunders
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                                                                                                                                \Yilbur D. Morga+ I,ieutenant                    Pad   G. \ryXitlo¿k
                                                                                                                                  Georgc Morse, Lieuterant                      William Ç. Walker
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                                                                                                                                                  RADIO STATION KBOI
                                                                                   citv hall for ?0 ye¡IS
oLD ÇIT.Jr   trAll-l,he twostory buíIilbg at the ¡igbt, 19ã 14tb street, rras the                                                                                SATUTES
                                                  years ihe cily also tented ihe one-story buildiog at the
uDu lhe nelv otre was cornpletetl last uonth. For
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          left but bad. to vacate when that þuildíng was sold' in 1950,
                                                                                                                                                       BOUtDEtrS NETÏ

     Ë Hott Bonds Lost By 37 Yotes ln T933        seconcl sewage  plant to suÞplement and we urge the suPPort oI       these
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                                                                                                meesu¡es bY the tax-
                                                  the oue bu.ilt with tåe noneY vot- important Soulder-'
                                                                                      payers of
                                                  ed   ir
                                                       1933-
                                                    ".ån Ope! Lette¡ To TaxPa¡'e'rs,"
                                                  cìrculated in adv¡nce ol the I|33
                                                  clection and bearing 119 signa"
                                                  tures, said. in Part:
                                                    'rTo ptogide work for Bodder's
                                                                        ed ¡nd un-
                                                                        d atd musÉ
                                                                        to supporÍ
                                                  ou¡ ?residenfs Recovery Program sume, would. best relrcve
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                                                  and live up to the N-R.¡l'- motfo' emplayment situâtion anû. luuut
                                                   .lile Do Our Part,t arrl to   carrY
                                                                                          the-ucetls of the cily'"                                     YOUR HOME STATION
                                                   out the sishcs of thc fcalrral gov-      The statcment 'went on to dx'
                                                   erament !v initiating public rvorlrs
                                                                                          cuis costs and taxes, and colclutl-
                                                                                          ed:
                                                                                            ..   yesr on your bällot   meaaS
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                                                                                          Drosress, and rvork for the unem-                                     1490 on Your diol'
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                              ìüili'¡lilìri:ì'l.l:Éi¿¡i'siri9.'iìläi! ii          tiiíìlrÈ;    lí1:..'liL.jl;firiìlÞj,rìr',:l;i.ii;1;:i.t   f¡riiFäi:tÈìiíðitiäJÌ..:,,Í¡ii
                               GIVE IV,{Y TO NEIV fUtE,nfNC-tttis vierv, loo}dng south on Broadrval' lrom the railroacl tracks to-
                               wa¡rl Boulder ereek, shorgs the rorv of buikìiugs which ihe citl' punhased and lo¡e clow¡r as tho ne\v                                        GÀRAGE REÄl0YEl}_originally the Denver antl Interutba¡ efócÉi"
                                                          city hall was being erecÉed. (Daily Came¡a pLoto)                                                                  tailway barn. this st¡uctu¡e just south of the raihoatl tracls s¡d west
                                                                                                                                                                                                   n   converteù   into a   garage for *nver-Boulder
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ure was taken, and tnally vvas occupied by e
                              Contrsctors And Suppliers                                                     üty Plunning Bourd                                                                      The building was ¡âzed to make ¡oom for tle
                                                                                                            llus Regulur ltleetings                                                         new citv   hall. (Daiiy   Came¡a !hoto).

                              For Municipal Building                                                        0n tirsf Thursdays
                                                                                                                     - ----- -'-'r -"-',-           L1!-Igr4i!1^:.-b.,l.e.:-*:1-1.:l::"i:'lÆ'*:g:*îl^'ii
                                                                    ren Bur[ fic., De¡ver;    marble,                                             ¿*r s *it""l?ròur 't¡e cilv-or+¡ed lBoutder is 50.5 d'eÉ¡e¿s'- llontbl
                                Primary coutractors on construe-                                               The city plÊnniÍg boa¡d holds - l¿rro"hoe Elacier anil f¡ hiet_moun- lmeans f*verape of the daÍly biç
                                                                                                                                               aI
                                                                                                                        plannlng Þoard holcts, al;;'.:.r,^:-;".1àï".¡rahioir-mn'n-l-ean* (average               daÍ\y bit
                              tïon of the eity hall were the Jack   Joh¡ C. Reeves comFâny, Ðcnver;         regular meeting at 4 p. m. on the f î^liï-L"i ü¡ *."r"^i.sË 6" ôi* I ¡na low'temperafu¡es) rasge fro:
                                                                    aluminum and glass, ][c1!IurtxY                                               iain'lakes ã¡d ¡èselvoi¡s tn the city I uud low temÞerafu¡es)       fn-o-:
                              H. Cys Conslruction comPahy, of                                               fitst thursday o[  each *"."t]:
                                                                                                                                            illl*ä"iä-ã.                                  31.9 rlegrees in DecembeÌ to Tl
                              Dehver and Bouliler, genetâl eon'   l\Ianufactrrríng companyr Denver¡         bas been having tue{uent speciall":::-*'               -.                     Itr JuIy.
                              t¡¿ct; Soulder PIrmbi¡B and Heat-   hartìrpa¡e, Denve¡ llardware com'          meetings. Eitherthe councîl-cbam-! t¡""o are 11,430 telephones t"l ___.,-
                              flg' eompaoy, and Schwab Elec- paÞy; air conditiouìnÉ, Bot¡ldel ber or- e conlereüçe room - otr .ú.: I ¡"ulã*i rr'; ;;ilù;" ü; j;r{ l¡o"t
                              tric company oE Lo¡)gf¡oDL          Metal ?roducts courpaûY ; Paiuting, seconrl flopr s¡ tlg nerv_citV laUl[ou]i-i'ri¡ã" lS{5.                    BouldeCs auluâl sDo\lfall aYe
                                 Sub - contratcors alcl suPpliers .Àllen ÏIays, Boulder; üoors anrl wiil be usect for the meetings. l--:î"
                                                                                                                                                   -: I -       ,.            eges 69.4 iteÞ¿s. March iq. o." 1l
              Þ-              wele:                                cab!¡et work, Ðelx-Hunt Inc.' ì'- r:" - - - -! ^-^ -¡ {}^ r'^^'¡ ñ Fô | Normal precipit¿tion for }oulder I aieraøer._ttg inowiest month i¡ tl
                                 Exeavating, E alph årtlotrel, Boulder; jail' equipment, Southe¡s :                                       is 18.{2 i¡ches pef, YeâF-          Year', vith' J\Pril uext.
              -
              @
              ¡ã-             3ouÌler; co¡crete, P¡e-Muc Con- Steel company, San A-utonio, Tec'¡             I



              I               srete cornpany, Boultler; sfruetur- Furoiture morlular tYpe olfice
                                                                                -
                              al steel, Denvel Steel and Iron Iurniture, Herkert Siationery and
              +               coTnpâriy; teinloreiug sleel and Oflce Supply compatrvr Bouliler;
              1.,
              t. I             rniscellaueous metals, K, C. coÞ- cou¡ciI chairs, council chamber council; and CitY lffanager Ee¡t
                 \   ^
                              ef¡uction Supply companY, Ðen- banches, louuge furniture, city Joh¡son. á.¿IvisorY memberg are
                  rQ1                                                                                                C- trf. Dix-
              r          l'   Ver; lumber, Monarch Lumbe¡ rnanager's desk, book cases, coat ?ublic Se¡vice Director 'WIlIard
                              eômpa¡y¡ Deuver; roollng and,rva-   racks, Design Products, Ilc., BouL on. Welfate Ði¡ector                N.
              I

              a,              tertrlroofî¡g, Olson Rooling compa- der; council table, Denis-lIunt Inc', Leuthauser, and. City Atiorney Johu
              e
              I
               o
              t,\
                              ry, Dcnvef; b¡ick a¿d tile, Itobia-
                              son Erick and Tile cçmpany, Den-
                              vef;
                                                                  Boulder,- cfi¡irs, t¡ble& ljle cal:i-
                                                                  ncts, IV. E. Xistler Stationcry com'
                                                                  pany, Denycr; file cabincls, Ford
                                                                                                                                                                                 Coregræ,tttlati'øws,
                                Masonry, Bay I[atper, Bouldet; Ollice Supplv companY, Bould.er;
              "ß-p            acoustical tile, asphalt tile, cork corference table, Olllce nquiprneat
                              tile anrl pottable pattitions, Lau- comÞåry, Detrver                      city-haII.
              I
              t                                                                                                                                                                                   BæruÉden,
                   LVgllfì¡           L\¡Lrt¡¡rl$f    vl¿   Fg                't
                                                                                              ishirrgs and landscapÍng. Efforis to adjust the cssts lo fit {he city's
                      lBSl-1882. City IIaII-fire statiou btrilt on L-{{h slreet behrecn Ie¿rI ¡:ocketbook failed end aìL bjds 'rvere rcjected.
                   ¡nd Walqut.                                                                     .Tune. 1851. Revised ¡lans apÞroJed. eÏminaüng the bastmenf and
                                                                                              soñe of the ornamental features.
                                                        sue for uerv ci{y hall defeateri by
                   I                                                                               "{úÉEst, 1951, lorv bids totaDing $249,882 accepteú.                  Availoble at The Gomerq
                                                        ldad by ¡ent¿l of qr adjacent on€-         Àugust ?2, 1951. Ground-breaki¡g ceremoÞy started conshúctioh.
                   6t                                                                                                                  b¿ildings faci¡g Broadway- in
                   .   1933. ?roposed $80,tHlû bond issqe for Eew cit]¡ hdl defeated by                                               in May,-excePt ior'the buildittg
                   a vote of 909 to 872.                                                                                              h was removed in JulY.
                       19{5. $225,000 louil isgue for, municipal building'íncludíng city of-
                                                                          to 1rL. Cotrstruction
                   fees, lib¡arl¡ aúd museurB carPied by a vote ofL,277 'War
                   w¿s to awaÍt the lower costs e¡rpecteè after 'World         IL
i:,                    1948. City bought row                                      on new city
                   hall sife. lTl¡e location of t                                 of Broadway
 -,:.
                   be{ween }oulder creek qúd                                      as o\yned by
i,ì,               the city")
                                                            orlion of city ìall because {hat
i:.'                                                        moved to 1?ö3 3roåd$'ay; othe¡
I        '


'd;
                                                            ownecL buildlog.
                       Ju1y, 1950- Çity çbwrcÍI. reopered dìseussion of ¡ew municþal
                   buÍldilts. Cost ol oriEtral]y-planncd structu¡e no\f estiÐatétl at $350,000
                                                                                                                                The Completion
.ts!               to t400,o00.
I'tr'
irll
È.
                                                                                         be saii+
                                                                                         ¿i'!'-o*iË
                                                                                                                                               ofa
P.,
                        Àugust,       1050.

þ;
                   åtd. certaln other
                   Costs estimated. a                                                                                               newe modern
Þìi                and const.ructio!,
(Lr                ì8eÍ¿ I¡cIu¡Íed.
¡r,
3.i                  . Scplember. 1350- Council authorizcd arehitecl to prepare ::erv set
                                                                                                                  MunicipaX Buildiog
 fl
               .   of floor ¡lans for alternale bids-g'ith and rvilhoul a lib¡ary.
.4:f':                  Febnrary, 1$51.
¡ir                to inclsde library.
                   adequafe space for
5ìl
                   avãilable it vould l:
                    .. lvtarch, 1951. Cormcil approved final dctailed plans for city hall
                                                                                                                       is another step forward
,til

                                                                                                                                                                                 .
 ,:                     Âlril.     One
                                  1951.                                            the car barrr
                   lor tlie Ðenve¡ and                                             a garage fo¡
                   Denver-Boulder busse                                            p-torn   dorrn.
I
 Í;
         o
                       It(a¡ 195L l¡w bids for         coustruction of the cífy    faü   {gencraì,                                    for Eoulder                                                   l)
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        ,co             We're proud to hove                                                                                                                                                          @
                                                                                                                                                                                                   otr
         ã
         =              Ínstqlled the                                                                                                                                                              $F
                                                                                                                                                                                                   nõ
                         TR,^AVERTINE M^ÀR.BtH                                                                              AII Masonry .Work'                                                     Qn
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ã--
                        in-the Lobby of lhe new                                                                                                                                                      i
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          @             lvlunicipol Building!                                                                                                     by                                                     ç




                                                                                                                         RAY HARPER
                                                                                                                                      /Vtdsonry Conlracfor
                                                                                                                                         Phone O38 R4
                                  !     Floor    *   Y:ll.Coverinss
                                                                                             r,rlodys          ,




                                                                                          HunÌTnglon
                                                                                  Funeral services hate been
                                                                                 'Clarkin Denver for Gladys
                                                                                  held
                                                                                        Huntington, widow of
                                                                                  Gten IL Hunlhgton, for¡rer
                                                                                     Boulder architeöt,
                                                                                       Mrs. Huntington dled APril
                                 ii".i¿,itpÀ.iãily in solar desigrt'                 2t. She was bor¡ on lfaY 16'
                                 ;ì"ei,d           ái a consurtant
                                 üî-rì^l'torved as .l consultant                     1t9$, ir lf att¡on, Ill., and
                                 io-tíie nmeriean Wíndow Glass.                  , attended \yard. Xel¡nont.Çol.
                                           ";;;ã
                                 b"o."i-n'iüt' uïlization of solar               'lege,    Tennessee, and l\fonti'
                                .ãñàtev; deslgned tbe George
                               .(                                                    cello College' Illinois.
                                                                                 '    'She and Mr, Huntlngtou
                                                                                  were marrled in I9l7 and
                                                                                 imoved to Boulder after
                                                                                  lYorld War L He designed
                                                                                     many resiilences and.'other
                                                                                     buildings in Boulder' The
                                                                                 'coulle moved to Deover           íû




   JAMES M. HUNTER
                                                                                      grandson.




                                   ì
                                                                                        Vero A, HunlingÏon



                   rsitY from
                   ring to the           Roy Àleiander Hu¡ter, 121
                   ois, Irom           S. ggih St., died Tuesday at
                   ; degree   ln       St, Anthony's Central Hospi-
1936'                                   rl Í¡ Denver' He was ?5'. - - --
                                             , rvas born Aug, 7, i905'
                                             ilarlotte, N,C., the son'of
                                                   .d and MarY Alexander
                                                   ,ter" Elc married the
                                                                            io
                                                   '':JrIf Yuil:aJan
                                                   iing Green, 0hio' on
                   rvêd as a           1' 193{.
                                       '
                   iior-gru¿e,              Ho was          t   mãnager   oi a
                   ¡n Boulder-          blrr
                                       'sura
                   rtgr retlred
                    in'19?3,'           resl
                   ing as Pìan'         1069
                   rr CSU and           Mad
                   in Drrango'          fuol
                   mil'ar Þosts         1928
                   Denver,. and           Si
                           '            thre
                   trchltect for           ant
                   Lion ol the             der,
                   blic LlbrarY            UiI'
                   rther PuÞlic            e¡t                                                                          €
                   ls tn Colora'           thrt
                   íu5¡¿, fotrrâ,             F
                                           !'r¡ì
                   ,sident of the          Mor
                   archltect ex-           Wa
                    idenL of the           Srr

 past naríona' ,, . ,',,1i"1;ll;*fdmtmäT,,-           ..,   ,, , ,,,-,-
                                    the arehitect a,nd hí.s comn?'unítY:


Otfrce sttfl ¿f Jørr¡es Jl' Íluntet'
oìlchit¿cr, gto¡"¿ (lelt. to risltt):.
Ilunteri Kcnnz¡h Einhon, chíel
d¡nl¡sms¡t: ì! ar¡cret Rea¿l,      àrqlß'
nøn.     Stanìing     Lo ¡ighÐ:
                       llell
                desìgncr ¡ G eor ge
It ictor Løn ghar t,
Thotson, drofusnrøn; Ðonald Tee'
garden, draltsraon: Robert O'
                        ot     shouo a¡c,
                         Carl Knoetlgc,
                         rc; Thoru JI¿'
                         Dorotlq Va['
                         Ch-uck Go¿hers'

 irLilor drollsman'




                               rames                   tr. Hunter: Boulcler, colorad,o
                                                                                                             his knotvledge and training and
                                                                                                                                             abílities
                                        rvh¿re lbe           For some years no\vr the arcbìtectur¿l
      Located along [hau irregular line                                                                      to improve the. physícal aspect
                                                                                                                                             uf his town;
                                             the           scena   inBouider and ndjaoent cotnmuni'
      Rocky illountafns come dotvn to meet                                                                   }a is reaüstie   enougb to belìeve rhsl lhìs
                             ¡rorthleesÌ of Dan-           fies has leen doninated by the offco of                                              imporlut
      G¡rri PIai¡.-25 miles                                                                                  can be done, antl that he has rin
                                                           Jamcs 1\{, Ilunter-Ê vigtrrous, sonscicn'
                                                                                                             pâlt to pIBy. 't"¡1tu ¡asìc premiso on rvlrich
                                                           tious, anå capable arohitecl, rv)ro feels
                                                                                                             it.  omr" 'rvas fourrdedr" he srye, '\tas that
                                                           strongly the res¡ousibiliry of a professional
                                                                                                             oI ¡roving that an arohitect could functìon
                                                           rûan to keep tho slnndacds of hís        con:-
                                                                                                             in a small comrntt¡riiy and could be sn
                                                                                                             influe¡rcing and betlering force í¡r the esthe-
                                                                                                             tio envi¡onment of tha¿ cÕmnìunily'tt
                                                                                                                   Thecornpleled buildi¡ÊÊ' and projects
                                                                                                             rvhich iìlustrate this ar¡icle indisate hor./
                                                                                            In thís city'     successfully thut premíse ilas been carried
                                             Íts           practice Ís in Boulder itself'
       Boulde¡" was incorporated. Since then                                                                  DuL James Htr¡ter Jiles hjs sr'mmunily-
                                                           i¡l,i.s or*'n tvorrlg, "We do everything from
       groflh has beon p)aeÍtl ard orderly' À new                                                             "so far it hae suffered a mitti¡nurn o[ dese-
                                                           remodeling Mrs' Zilch'g kìtcìren cabinet to
       toll ,otd lo Denver increaseq lts accessi'                                                             cration at ¿he hands oi the sonstructio¡
                                                           deslgning the City H¡ll'" Like others in
       biÌity, but Bouliler cÏtizerls, vrith gooil ad'                                                        indsetry" (the influence o{ the Hunær of"
                                                           the profession of archìtecture rtho ùeìieve
       vrce, aro determined that ftlture growth                                                              .flco on rhe operalive builder ìn rhe a¡ee is
                                                           lhât theiÉ roles lie in the small tolvns ralher
       wilt bo planneil end organized; anil a re"                                                             obvious to a visitor)-anrl he bclieves il'
                                                           Ìhnn dre big cities, Hunter Ís morc thsn
                                                                                                         a
       gional plannilg board, retainfng û compc-                                                              hag a certaín unity of physicnl char¡clet'
                                                           successful business man' Hg luonts
                                                                                                    tÓ use
       iu,rr oity planner, ìs rvorking to that end'




                                                                                                                                 ^.{               "¿1
                                                                                                                         rÊmi[a¿-wl] YD
                                     öPerotol 'rÐPlnoB
                         f.rcyr¡1 leoo1 .ro¡,tuetq11
                                                                                                           '      Bolldcr' Co¡or¡do
                                                                                                                         Il ' ï"' I '
                                                                                                                       dace "chqin
                                                                                                                       I   units, Plan
                                                                                                                           uiít',   Píth
                                                                                                                       ¡¿crenüonø1,

                                                                          and dÌuínc frcílítìcs'




                                                                                                           thar is produced- "[ feeì-¡nd I rm
                                                                                                                                                           surc
      trf the nre¡tb¿rs o{ the Htrnter arclrí'           curricuìar sctivitìes are e:{tensirel     sìodo
Some
                                                         rìrc founCing of the ofEca in l9{0 }re ha'g       ¡het ¿ho¡e esso¿iated lvith ¡nÊ shara lhc
tectural staff Íre shorm scrosspa4e' The                                                                                            archirðctttrc utuSt do mo¡¿
                                                         ge¡ye¿l on the Mayor's Buililing Ccile Cqnr'
office beìieves il tearntYork-"e¡ch o[                                                                     "o,1vjç1iç¡-lha! efficìenÈ nnd a¡ticulate
                                                 us
                                                         mitte¿; he rvÂs instrulncn[al in
                                                                                        ¡he Iound'         then ûeÁte an
has much to lcarn and much to contribute'                                                                  slruçtur€ Ín lernrs of thís generntjorl's t¿Dh-
                                                         ing  ol a Regional Flanniug Conrmissíoni
What rve arc doing is contlntrally evaluited                                                   of I        nical qbiiitìer, 1 believe thu[ somehow the
                                                         h¿ has been actìve in the preparation
at rc[orvder and phllosophy' meetings al                                                                   esthctlc perceptíon ol John Q' Public must
                                                          uniform Buildi¡g Code {or Colo¡adoi he is
which evoryone speaks his plece"' Jarnes                                                                   be satisÂed*nol tbrough hìstoricaì clec'
                                                               selving on tlìe Stale DePsrtrnenl of
Hunter belioves in the developnrent oÊ the
                                                         no,,^¡
                                                                                                           ticìsm, but by the eimple premise tha!
                                                                                                                                                     a
                                                         [:ducBtlon's Comrnirtec on Schoo] Plonuing
indiviilual in thð tearr-even though thi3                                                                  buildl¡g nus! Dreatô â ìvÂrÙr, l¡!ím'alo aþ
                                                         Facilities, ¡nd on tl¡e Ádt'lsor¡' Cammit¡es
h¡s meant tìre growth In professioaal                                                                      nrosphere to be sarisfying," Ho expethnents
sbture of some of hìs men to the loinÈ                   ol University of Colorado's Department of
                                                                                                           witll l¿chniques and their oxpreesion' but
                           to their orvn prac'           Àrchllecture' In t professiotl¿l sc¡rse' his                                        aboìlt tex'
rvhere he has lost them                                                                            for     beyond that "tvc hrve ¡o qrtnltns
               t mûn tttains professionel                ûctiyití¿E ¡¿vs þeen equaìIy eì(ÈenslYe;
tices. "'lVhen                                                                                              tu;e. pátlern, and design devices by which
status by being licensetl, he may become a
                                                          frve years he wns presîtlent oi the Stote                                         trlelight' itr
                                                                                                            rhe observet con be afforded
part of ùe ôtm, and every efiort is made                  Board of E*amine¡s of Archi¡ectsi and he
                                                                                                    of      hig     atntosphere,"          Ho believee:    "The
                      k¡oln    as a prolessÌonal          has just compleled a' terln as presirlent
 fo. hlm ro become                                                                                             Ésthetics    l¡rsÈ be tar enough ahov¡        the
              wth   ¡he Êrm,   if   he so desite¡"'       the Colorado ChaPrer ol tlte AI-\'                                                             of lhe
 associaled                                                                                                    publi¿ slåDdärds il:a¡ the cítjzen
   Hunter b¿lieves firmly thaÈ an arcltirecÈ
                                                             Ir is obvious, ìn e.ratrlin.ing lhe ¡vork                                                   i! ¡nd
                                                                                                               ç6n¡¡¡lpnity can grow to.apprecinto
 interesled in his comnrìlnity tnust par!lci'
                                                          of James Hunter's cffice, thal n deÊnite
                                                                                                               find his culture b¡oadened'"
                                                           philosophy oí design unde¡lies the rvork
 pate in community afrairs, His orvn extrn-




                                    stressed êonclele.




                                                                                                                     ^.--
                                                                                  Ä.genda ltem #r.l'J                               Pase#-tL-
    the architest and hÍs communÌly: James M. Hunler
                                                                               Public Service Company Varehouse and Ofr,ce Buíld-
                                                                               ¿¿g {below) troals a "lèetetogeß¿ous collectíon ol
                                                                               ruoreåorses" and pulls Lhem together ì.nto ø tunc-
    P.S. 0n a bot day this past srtmmer f got                                   tíoning whole. Space is proútled [oî bus s¡ofage
    off tbe Denver bus at the co.¡bined rail"                                  anil mdintenance, Íor offices, d.raltiní lacìIitíest and
    roqd and bus statíon ín the town of Boulder,                               lor rcceft'íng and srcrale araas. Compony wanted' a
                                                                               dígnìrted buìlding, wltìch woulà a,ld to rather thøn
    and waÍ¡ed for Jinr Hunter to Þíck n16 up,
                                                                                detract Jron the tppetrance ol tha steet, whích k in
    I looked out at the community-not very                                     ¡hø heøn   al nwn,
     pretty Irom this aspecl-sp¡atrling at the
    foot of the mountaíns--arrd rvondered wll¡t
    sor¿ of a practice an architeet rrigbt find
    he¡e,' close enough to Ðenver, and yet fairÌy
    isol¿ted; nó¡ fâr Ìeuoved in time from ¿he
    prospeolors wbo pitclrcd tent¡ ¡nd wntched
    for Indians-certainly wi¡h no long cul-
    turnl background such as thc Eas¡ hss' I
    had seen some pictures ol Hunterrs buiJd'
    ings, artl they looked good. Were these á
    ferv spatse examples? Ànil whnt rvas his
    run-of-the.mill rvork like? I left tha,t night
    convinced that hero 'was a man rvith cotr'
    victions, anil thi strergth Ìo carry them
    out; â üirt tvho recognizes ond sdlnils his
    otvn límitatÍon.t, but is grorvíng constantly
    bccause of his slrol-q desïre to uss archi'
    tercufe ¡s À means of improving his com-
    munitY.
      Hunter is most proqd of tbe fact tllar
     he ig ¿ respected member of lüs com-
    ¡1¡.¡rrity, DurÍng rl¡e course oi that day we
    .eisited the City \fauager's office in the
     Ilunicr.designed !\funícipal Brrilding (see
     pages 000 ¿o 000) anil ¿hat officiol saíd ro
     me, "We are very Ploud of Jìm Hunter in
     Boulder-both aÀ an ar¿hitect s'nd Â3 &
               'W'e
     citizen,"      visited tho offices of the Re-
     gional Plannfng Comnrission, and iÈ was
     obvious that Ìhere rr'ås resÞec! ltere lor
     Hunte¡'s opiuiou. Ve stopped in al the
     houses of a doctor, a scientist, s husiness
     mrn! 'Ìve chatted, vísited, htd a d¡ink or
     two. Iú ¡vps cle¡r that these people were
                                             'We
     friends, as well ts satísfred elients.
     mqda stops at    jobs undef ¿onsËrrtclion'
    a¡td the contr¿ctors and workn¡en shou'ed
    their respact and aÈection fo¡ Hunter' Wo
    sped¡ a pleasan! ovenÍng at his own house,
    and tve la1ked shop, ¡nd rvs jus¡ t¡lked'                                                       APÞLIAIJCå

    Tl¡ough f]¡e daylan tlre tlrread of personal                          T                          fEAVrçÉ


    and ptofessÌonal satislaction. /rnd through                           "t
    the projects that ws visited ran the obviot¡s                          I
    facÈ         of design and protessional grovth'                       oI
    Each year's output is an advanqe over the                             5
    one bcfore, and, os Ilunter limself oay$,                             FI
    "The best job is nlways the one on the                                 t
    boa¡ds." One leels ltere accomplishnrent,                              t
    progrese, putpose. Wha! more coul¿l & de'                              f
                                                                          ot
    voted architec! esk his practice lo gíve hím?                          F

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BouÌtler,s   )IunicipalBuilding is a dominant civic audltorìum,                    all informally organized     noù go beyotrd tllis lohby. Office partiúons

structure in tlre com¡¡uni[y, and. one of                       ulong the banks of lhe   c¡eek'                 Àrc ¡rroYablc (metaì, nrodrrlar rrnits) ; heat'

..1¡ic¡ ¡he conrrnurity ì, prou,l, IÌ rlas                        Program    lor the bujlding war compli.       íng ls a flexibJe, baselroarrl systen. rrtilizing
                                                                                        consider preseul re' [toÙ rtaLer, gas fueled'
                                                                                        k fot a {asl-grotv¡ng Strncture ol the }Iunjcipal Btriidìng is
                                                                                        .y, whÌch rvill surely ¡eínforced c0tìcrete! lvÍlir "flexíco¡e" floots
                                                                                        nurricipal eclivi!íes, anà toot, Exle¡ior surfac.ing, aside lrom
                                                                                         tesaarch laboralo¡y, lhe -ctone rlalJs, is precasl collçroto' IB-
hr¡t o¡e rçhich Ìyo¡ks well in every detail,                    u ìarge pubìishing house, and expansion terio¡ Ênishes are largely brick; floors aro
  Boulder has been lorlunatc-and far-                           of the r¡níversíty have increassd the town's slone and cork (publÌc spaces) nad aepholt
sighted-in rcquiring4,,green beJt" alorg                        populnrio¡ in recent months,) Thi plan rila (work areos)- The or'er-all aspect of
the creek whlch meande¡s th¡ough torm, .                        ìs one wilh few co¡ridors, flexible parti' ' the huilding, rvith il*- brigltt' open ourlook.
for .ltirna¿e development ae a ciÌ.ic celter,                   Ììons, aÍd a large publio space ín lhe over- irs simpìe- flexible plan. rnd its well'chosen
                                                                       (except for thosa fi¡rishes (nud furnltttre] is one of cheer'
The Ìfunicipal Building is the beginníng sizetl lobby, The public
.f a clvic cler,eloprnent whic¡ ryjll ulti- un¡ûrtunate  members rsho are l'isìting traf' flrlness and friendliness-as a cily!'s mDnl'
mately inclucle I mìlseum, a librury, and a fic cou¡t cr cven, pßrc1ìqnce, the
                                                                               jail) rloes cipnl buildlng should logkrto jtg cilizens'
                                                                                                                     ,n f       Läit
                            opsrop¡'rðpÌnoa                                                                          \5 "-Pegsli I / * D€cem¡ér l(ri:
                                                                                                         ¡1ge6âflÊmf
                Å'io¡r¡g ¡t>o1 -ro¡ /'lqJqr-ì \)uPrg "rðâulsJ
            the architecl and his communltyi James M'
                                                      nunre¡'




                                                                                          JIunícípal Builìíng (left)
MWHH'                           EHHFHT                                  Rear   ol   the
                                                                        out on thø' nor' u a parl;hg lot but' uíll
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                                                                        be a park and a part, o! the nhimate cític'
                                                                        center d"rolopmen¡- Fírr¿såes nnd delails
                                                                        o! the butldíng, git'e ít ø ¡16¡14¡¿¿nlsl char'
                                                                        acter ìnside anrJ oat (as ín I'he snírhall,
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municîPal buîldin9
                                                     weìl as wnll units   casÈ   as s sandrvich"'
                         typicaì of the in'
The pboLograph above is
     -ntiCIttt                                         ;;    th- MuniciPal Buildíng' as rYell
                                                                                                    as

*¡",           a¡d aPpoinlments o[ tho                                                        be-
                                     precast         i";*;ü;t 'nd residential work' Hunter
n"rl¿.t Municipal Building' The                      ii.t.*ì.t"t iRestraínts schemes'
                                                                   simplu color
                                                                                          relaled
                         (slrorøn ltere lrom
lrr?"r."¿ co'crere wal)s                                                      and di;ciplines in
           arc a parÌicular intcrest
                                     of tho          ;;r;-;;t.t,                            grow-
ä'a'tla"l                                            .ol"r-oring the coloring Óf naturûl'
                    area atrounds in good        '
Hu¡ter ofÊce- "The                                   t.* ìnttut-."tomatically eJimina¡es arbi'
urrrurur.*, ¿nd cemenu ir msnufsclured               tä;; ;;""^1 aPProaches-it.is,dePcnd'
titËJ; H""ter explainr' '{¿ 13e it
                                   bolh                                                      lo
                                                              the cllent rvill usuaìly sglce
 casr'íi-plnce and ¡recast'
                             ånd we ale vory         "i1., -A
                             precasù uniÌs' rs       it,t'
ir*.*,i¿     in prestressedÌ




                                                                                       Agendaltem   iÌ':   3i- -Pagelt :fl*
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 Rolph Ellsworth,l                                                                                     a           :i'n                                                      YrggEner
                                          Hobsrï llfugener                                                  "Ð
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 Hobq rf Wogener
 Co-Auihor fook                           Opens Own 0ÍÍ rGe                                            rdr   slW'o                                     ln        Nebrusku
  Dr. Ralph Eìlsworih, direclor    ol
                                        ' For ArchitecÍure                                                  lrt
                                                                                                           A rhiir                                      Hol:arl D. lVagcncr, is Rtlel'
librar'jes al the University of Colo.                                                                                                              ins the annual              Èlonor Atvâ¡'
lado, and Hobart D, Wagener,                                                             'Four                                                    Pioeraffi of dte Ncbt'nska Ins
Bouidec architect are co-authols                                                        celverl Iiry.L                                            Irrfe'of ¡trchttects lhis rvcekcl
cf a book, "fle Schoot Llbrary,".                                                       for btrilding                                             iu Lincoltt.
published this week   ìy   Education-                                                                                                               He has been invilccl to sei
al Faoillties   Laboratorles, lnc,,                                                     Institute ol                                               â9      {¡

                                                                                              in Denver,                                              Lhr'ce
                                                                                          Fírst honor arvards rveLe                                   at'cltii
                                                                                                                                    Pre'
                                                                                                     Saturday           to llol¡art D'                tion f
                                                                                        Wagenot tor tbe WéFllj-Tõ'unda"                               to[ I
                                                                                        lion (Meilrodi¡t') aludrni center at                          Êrams ârc heid in manY rtrt'
                                                                                             r and Unlversit¡'Ileighhs                and             io cnoourage high qualit¡'
                                                                                             Roþert W. Ði(zen and Davld                               nrchitectural design,
                                                                                        E. Fowland for the Banner CountY
                                                                                        qourlhotrse, Harrisbttrg, Neb' The
                                                                                        third bonor award was
                                                                                        to Francis E, StanleY and
                                                                                             l{r!g!:t oI Albrtqrtrrrt¡tre, N.M,,
                                                                                           the Solar buildirtg in that citY.
planning.                                                                                     solar-heated fiome oi Dr
                                                                                             fhe                                                                              bY the .{rner:
                                                                                        Gaorge Lof in CherrY Hill's near                                                       School Admi
                                                                                        Denvet won orie ol the lwo mef'                                                       National   ScÌ
                                                                                        if   alards ¡retented to               Arcbitect
                                                                                                                                                                              ion as one ol
                                                   Eofuatt lfagencr    -                ,larner ù[, Ihtntcr of                  Bottlder
                                                                                                                                                                              schools consl
                                                                                        T¡s olllcr awnrJ rion by                                                tn   1964'
                                                                                        rvus lor lhe ù{cPÞerson
                                                                                        Church at Fcrt LerYls A&lI
                                                                                        lege, Dtrrango, other                     tnerít
                                                                                        arvards tvece ¡1íven             to the archi
                                        íSchool   of    Architecturo    fn      1Û44.   tects of the Ralnborv Bread Co'
                                         Alter two years service às a Nrvq                    ìn Ädams CitY, anil lhe rvVest
 Soth ¡nen are noted authoritle.s        offícer, ho was employed bY Eggers                   voorl Dìementary schriol'
                                         and Higgins, Architects,          in   New          Íhs    three'd,sY meeting           a[   the
                                         York    tity   where   his   ex¡erienco                       I   r-    L^J(-l
                                                                                                   Þenler hotel had a  ^
                                         was primrrily    vlth large   co¡sht1c-        theme of "Llving with thc Strn,"
                                        lio¡,                                           emphnslzing the 'factor ,-of srrn-
                                           Jn   1947   lte JoÞed lhe   ofJlce 'of
                                                                                             in cletermtning design, ì
                                        Pletro Bellusclrl, tnternalionally               Morris l(etchum Jr, of Ketchum                     .â hal[ ouucss,
                                        Iar¡ous architect, ìn Porü¿nd, Qre-
                                        gon, In thls olTlce. he worked on                  Sharp, Norv Yorlr,' desiÉners                    ,ta¡lum aÏ,
                                                                                                                                                                               amecl Shav'
                                        fcur residences rvtricfi have been                 the MÀv Ð&F store in Denler                      illttlo    boY
                                        publíshed in archÍtectural books                   s the úanqtret sPeaker' Sahtr'                   lãåurvl Hãhac a sister, Di¡nr',
                                        ãnrl
                                             -rnagazines. He also rvo¡ketl              oay nlBnt' ul0$lllB the seventh. an'
                                                                                              ight, cloitng l,l¡v ùcvctn                    ït"ì,-"i,4 a brofrer, Jeff' .eiEht'
                                        on churches, on offfce buildíng,                nuät rigionat m?etíng, Kg!.,!T
                                        court ltouso and hank. In 1950 he                          the almd aril P.oblums
                                        movecl to Bouliler and has been i¡                      ed ryith the deslqnlng of
                                        lhe James ¡{, llunter oliics.'                                shops,' schorls, oftlces snd
                                         ' ÍIoba¡t Wagener.rvas ¡egistered                         lxriidirigr,
                                        by  rvrjtfen                              ln
                                        Oregon   and                             lon                                       .   r/r:llô.Ji
                                        ln 1952 i¡ ll                            He
                                        is also tegistered bY the Natlonal
                                        Councll of Architectural Regls¿¡a.
                                        tion Boards. He is a membet ct
                                        PIi Kappa Phi ond Tau Sigmá Del
                                        ta, scbolastic honorary socfefles' tha
                                        Âmerican Institute of -Árchítects,
                                        Lions Intetnationol, Junfor Charn.
                                        ber of Commerce, ûrrcl the Presby-
                                        te¡ian ehurch
                                          Mr, and Mrs. \4ragenor. have'two
                                        chiklrs¡. Mts, Wagenerls a mem.
                                        ber oI tbo .¿lmerjcan .A¡socj¡tlon oJ
                                        UnlversitY lryometr ¡¡d the Iæ¡gue
                                        ol l{omen Voters, Tbey baYe built
                                        tlel¡ home a¿ 3222 tr'iftb St.



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    r                                                                            Vanrlervorste Ärchitechts,   Wag- environmett in the past           50

       ior ñ                                                                                                               in t¡e Ustoi-
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       locat                                                                                                               t two cet€ga'
        CU,s                                                                                                               awa¡ds we¡e
    , First Natioual Bank i!. Boulder, ingeil now and otlrers I did 25 degree, the only formal higher allosed; i¿ the last two' ancl the
    i Midland Fed.eral SavÍ¡gs, anÁ. yuärs agò Uon ue reipecteri ..- edúcation he received.            otre in which ltlagener- was bon-
        Loan, cloze¡s of homei, a¡it weE, arðhitectu¡e is only proven "The reason for tb.e move to ored, only' one awa¡d was ot-.
        sevliat churches, chu¡ch'reno. bytime,"                        'Bouldeç" Wagener said,_was to t"tj4.
        yations ór additions.            Â feltow of the Amerìcau Id- 'small tolal part of a relatively Feinberg said this *'as the
                                                                        be a
     , I fnil week, EistorÍc Boulder stiiute of Ä¡chitects, Wagener           community.'.{rchitecturê first year Eistoric Boulder has
             annor¡nced it has hooored Wage- also has servetl as presÍdent of
             ner as the outstatrrling designer tbe Colorado Society ot Archi-
             in. Êoulder over the' pasL 5{) techts, as presiilent of the BouI-
    ' yærs.                                    der Chamber of Cor:rmerce, as a
               The distinction, being award- ¡nember of the county pl*nqing
             eil for the first time, is one of Commission, and as a member
        .àseven cateeories i¡ i'licn Sis-                             e Court ieBoulder d.inner.                                         listing of bi5:
        E toric Boulclér will Fresent cita-                                     The other categories for       cita-                     concerl$,
         b*tions atits annual di¡¡er Friday.                           Grþe¡s Èions are:                                                proEram tbis
                                               home,                    , was oRestoration.                                             aid' "¡s hopipg
                                               noted                             rlenovation, rehaÞÍlitation           to be an educational program b.y-
                                               in 196?                                        re-use.
                                                                                  and atlaptiye                holding out the best examples'Ín'
                                               of the                               r AddÍtion to an' exísting the four iestoration and preserl
                                               t¡ade                              structure.                   vation categories-"          ;; ì:
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