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Cranmer House - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 43.192 W 104° 56.029
13S E 505672 N 4396668
Quick Description: This mansion is on the east side of Carnmer Park
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2013 10:48:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMGMH1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Denver architect Jules Jacques Benois Benedict designed the Cranmer House in 1917. Construction of large houses for wealthy clients was one of the principal components of Benedict’s practice, reaching its zenith in the 1920s. The Italian Renaissance style selected for the Cranmer residence was a favorite of the architect. Many of the features of the house became Benedict trademarks for residential design, including the use of quality materials in an elegant manner, elaborate ornamentation of the main entrance as the focal point of the façade, and the inclusion of finely crafted interior features, such as vaulted ceilings, decoratively painted wood, stone fireplaces, exterior courtyards, and interior fountains. Benedict designed the house for George Ernest Cranmer and his wife, Jean Louise Chappell Cranmer. Under George Cranmer’s bold and innovative tenure as Denver manager of improvements and parks from 1935 to 1947, the city constructed Red Rocks amphitheater, acquired the Winter Park Ski Area, built parkways, made improvements to the channels of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, and developed or improved parks within the city. Jean Cranmer was a moving force in Denver’s cultural community, serving as president of the Civic Symphony Society in 1930 and being one of three founders of the Denver Symphony Orchestra in 1934. To help defray costs for the fledgling orchestra, visiting artists often stayed in the Cranmer home and performed in the dwelling’s large, vaulted living room. " (from (visit link) )

To visit. park at Cranmer Park and walk east to the house. There is a path that is flat and wheelchair friendly.
Street address:
200 Cherry St.
Denver, CO USA


County / Borough / Parish: Denver

Year listed: 2005

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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