Boettcher Mansion at100
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, coloarts-crafts.org
BELOW Julie Leidel’s print of the Boettcher Mansion near Denver is part of The Bungalow Craft’s Colorado series.