Boettcher Man­sion at100

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If you’re plan­ning a trip to the Rocky Moun­tains this sum­mer, don’t miss the chance to cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary mark at the Boettcher Man­sion, on July 27. The Na­tional Reg­is­ter Land­mark just out­side of Den­ver is the home of the Colorado Arts & Crafts So­ci­ety—also FHOHEUDWLQJ D VLJQLƬFDQW DQQLYHUVDU\ this year—and a venue for so­cial gath­er­ings and events.

The Arts & Crafts dwelling atop Look­out Moun­tain was com­mis­sioned by Colorado busi­ness­man Charles Boettcher in 1917 as a sum­mer re­treat and hunt­ing lodge. Built of na­tive stone and tim­ber culled from the prop­erty and known as Lor­raine Lodge, the house was a get­away res­i­dence for fam­ily mem­bers for more than 50 years. In 1972, WKH HVWDWH ZDV GRQDWHG WR -HƪHUVRQ County for “pub­lic use and en­joy­ment.” An­nual events held by the Arts & Crafts So­ci­ety, now in its 20th year, in­clude a win­ter sym­po­sium and a guild craft show in the spring. (720) 497-7632,

BE­LOW Julie Lei­del’s print of the Boettcher Man­sion near Den­ver is part of The Bun­ga­low Craft’s Colorado series.

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