Dec 06 2017
‘A European Modernist in America’s West: The Colorado Work of Architect Jan Ruhtenberg’ presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Gaylord Hall, Colorado Springs CO

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Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Gaylord Hall

In this lunch lecture, Elaine Freed will discuss the work of Architect Jan Ruhtenberg, who Julie Penrose hired to design The Broadmoor’s carriage house museum.

He went on to design 14 houses, St. Mary’s School, two office buildings, and the Valley Hi Golf Club, as well as an opera house that was never built. His unique designs stood out amid the more conventional ranch houses of postwar Colorado Springs.

Elaine Freed worked for Colorado College on and off from 1956 to 1998, primarily as a fundraiser. She had a second career as a historic preservation activist and writer. During the 1980s she worked with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Wisconsin and Arizona. Her writings include: “Preserving the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains,” a 10-state survey of historic sites in the American West; “Modern at Mid-Century: The Early Fifties Houses of Ingraham and Ingraham;” and “Modern at Mid-Century: Ruhtenberg Revisited.” She was editor of Architecture as Teacher, about CC’s Packard Hall. She lives in the Old North End in a condominium complex that was once part of the Colorado Gardens nursery.

A book signing of “Modern at Mid-Century Ruhtenberg Revisited” follows the luncheon.

Admission Info

Admission: $17

To make a reservation for any of the lunch lectures, please call or e-mail. Reservation is required and is free to the first 100 registrants. Reservations are required by the Friday before each luncheon.

Phone: (719) 389-6334


Dates & Times

2017/12/06 - 2017/12/06

Location Info

Colorado College - Gaylord Hall

902 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903