April 14, 2012 - April 15, 2012
Doors Open Denver - Iliff Hall
Description: Iliff Hall will be open for self-guided tours as a part of Doors Open Denver. A visit to Iliff Hall is a step back to pre-1900s and a view of a lovely building that is still used for its original purpose – theological education. An historical display featuring early photos of the building, news clippings, and personal artifacts of the founders, will be offered on both days of Doors Open Denver. Visitors can enjoy self-guided tours with knowledgeable volunteers from the school available to answer questions.
Iliff Hall was completed in 1893. The designers/architects were from Fuller & Wheeler of Albany, New York. The building is an important example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style with influences from the Gothic Revival. It exhibits the character-defining features of rock-faced granite and red sandstone, decorative moldings on the face of the arches, clustered arches with masonry mullions and transom bars, a steeply pitched hipped roof, narrow eaves, finials, wall dormers, one-over-one sash in deeply recessed window openings and a massive main entry stone arch. The building features a simple yet beautiful 3rd floor chapel with the original organ.
Iliff Hall was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2006.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Iliff Hall, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210