Colorado Mid-Century Modern: Roof & Canopies (page 1)

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Cherry Creek State Park
Aurora, CO
These concrete picnic shelters at Cherry Creek State Park were designed by Cabell Childress and built around 1974. There are 10 of them of the same design. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

picnic shelter
Alamosa, CO
This picnic shelter in Cole Park was probably built in the 1960s. Apparently built from a kit, I have seen others of this or a similar design in other parks like the one in Pueblo below. [map]

City Park Pavilion
Pueblo, CO
The City Park Pavilion is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Ideal Broadway Shops
Boulder, CO
The Ideal Broadway Shops shopping center was built in 1958. The zigzag canopy was thinner originally and at least one of the signs was installed above it. Apparently, one of the signs was moved inside the store during a remodeling. In 2020, an Ideal Market location was built in Denver which has a replica, neon sign. [map]

Canon City, CO
This AT&T store previously housed an Alltel Wireless office. The building might be from the 1960s. I believe it has always been used by a telecommunications company since there is a tower in the parking lot. [map]

Honnen Ice Arena
Colorado Springs, CO
Schlessman Natatorium
Colorado Springs, CO
The Honnen Ice Arena and the Schlessman Natatorium were designed by Lusk & Wallace and built from 1963-1966 for Colorado College. There are plans to demolish the Ice Arena once the Robson Arena is completed. I believe that the Natatorium building will also be demolished. [map]

Rainbo Baking Company
Commerce City, CO
The Rainbo Baking Company building was built in 1956. It features a trio of connected concrete barrel vaults. In 2015, the sign was removed and destroyed. The building now houses Bimbo Bakeries. [map]

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