August 25, 2018
Talk @ 9-10AM, Virginia Village Library
Tour @ 10AM-1PM, Check-In Location TBA

$10 tour, $5 talk
$12 combo ticket

About the Tour

Homes will be open 10am-1pm. The tour will include several Lynwood Homes, built by developer H.B. Wolff and designed by Denver architect Frenchie Gratts, built as a sequel to Denver’s mid-century modern Krisana Park Neighborhood.

Check-in location for the tour to be announced.

About the Talk

Enhance your tour experience . . . Historian Atom Stevens will be giving a special talk preceding the tour from 9-10am diving into detail about the history of H.B. Wolff’s “3-D Contemporary,” its immense success in Denver’s Krisana Park Neighborhood, and the changes that were made for Lynwood.

The talk will take place at 9-10am at:
Virginia Village Public Library
1500 S Dahlia St
Denver, CO 80222

Good to Know

  • You have three ticket options for this event:
    • $10 - 10am Open-House Home Tour Only
    • $12 Combo Ticket - Enhance your experience with the 9am Talk and 10am Open-House Tour and save $3
    • $5 - Admission to the 9am Talk only
       
  • Please arrive as close to the tour start time as possible. All homes will close promptly at 1pm, and visitors will be asked to leave at that time. Don’t miss out by arriving too late!
  • The check-in location for the tour will be provided via email closer to the event date. At check in, you will receive a map of the house locations. Please don’t skip check-in! If you are participating in the talk, your check-in will take place at that location.

  • If you are participating in the talk, please arrive before 9am. We plan to start the talk as close to 9am as possible to allow attendees that are participating in the tour as much time as possible to see the homes. The talk will take place at:
    Virginia Village Public Library
    1500 S Dahlia St
    Denver, CO 80222

Additional Background

Lynwood is an enclave of over 120 mid-century modern houses built during 1956-57 as the sequel to H.B. Wolff’s highly successful Krisana Park neighborhood. Wheras Krisana Park offered only one floorplan with multiple exterior designs, modifying roof-lines, windows, siding, and masonry to create different looks, Lynwood was offered with six different floorplans and two exteriors each. The design options included a tri-level and A-frame model in addition to updated versions of the “3-D Contemporary” model that made Krisana Park so popular.

Often referred to as “Like-lers,” due to their similarity to the homes that the architecture firm Jones & Emmons designed for California’s Joseph Eichler, these homes were designed by Denver architect Frenchie Gratts of the firm Gratts & Warner.