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Trinity United Methodist Church

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Identification

Trinity United Methodist Church
121474

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • The building's light-weight volcanic rhyolite stone (from Douglas County, CO) permitted the height of the hexagonal corner tower as well as lending a rough, multi-colored texture to the facades. Tooled purple Utah sandstone was used for trim. Groupings of three, such as a triple arch at the entrance, allude to the Trinity.
  • The sanctuary seats 1200. Designed much like a theater with a large proscenium arch and 4000-pipe organ, it has excellent acoustics and is a popular venue for public performances.
  • The interior is influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement.
  • The stained glass windows were made by Healy and Millet of Chicago, who also worked for Louis Sullivan.
  • Electricity for the Roosevelt organ was originally provided by localized hydro-electric generation.
  • This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The church is regarded as one of the finest examples of Modern Gothic architecture in the United States.
  • Downtown Denver's oldest church is also the finest work of Colorado's first licensed architect.

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Location

1820 Broadway
1820 Broadway
80202
Denver
Colorado
U.S.A.

Technical Data

181.00 ft
181.00 ft
1888

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