8—FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1998 ON THE MARKET INTERIORS What Denver offers those with an eye for design By SUSAN PRICE Los Angeles Times Syndicate N ot long ago, a major interior design magazine featured a Colorado tepee on its cover. While tepee living is not for everyone, the point was made that Western furnishings and accessories are definitely the hot trend. With this increasing interest in Western style in home furnishings and architecture, the city of Denver has become a destination for those seeking design inspiration and unique home furnishings resources. Denver is actually a trove of treasures for those seeking arts, crafts and antiques. LoDo, the city's lower downtown area, now has more than 30 arts-and- crafts galleries clustered along Wazee Street between 14th and 18th streets. In LoDo, 127 buildings comprising 90 percent of the structures are classified as historic. The Lower Downtown District published a free brochure, available at most hotels with a self guided walking tour and sponsors ninety-minute escorted walks in the summer and fall. Denver is rich in Victoriana. Small antique shops are concen- has 125 paintings and bronzes by artists like Remington, Russell and Bierstadt. The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center tells the fascinating story of the Afro- American cowboys. The historic Brown Palace Hotel, downtown near the Civic Center and the Oxford Hotel in LoDo, the Denver equivalent of Soho in New York, are good places to anchor an architectural tour of the city. Both were designed by Frank E. Edbrook, the premier Denver designer. The 237-room Brown Palace built in 1892 is famous for its eight-story atrium lobby, where afternoon tea is served daily, and for its Palace Arms restaurant. This national historic landmark still has rooms decorated with period-style furnishings. The legendary Tenth Mountain Division was banned from the Brown Palace Hotel when some of its members rappelled down into the atrium. They went to a cow town called Aspen for their next R&R, and the rest is history! The 81-room Oxford Hotel has been refurbished to its 1891 decor and today is livelier than the Brown Palace. The Museum of Western Art If you're on your own, start trated on the 10-block strip of South Broadway between Mississippi and Asbury streets. Stores that have extensive inventories of European and American antiques are Eron Johnson, the Metropolitan Antique Gallery and Stuart Buchanan. On Larimer Square, you can find Southwestern pottery and turquoise jewelry at Squash Blossom. Cry Baby Ranch on Larimer Street brims with cowboy nostalgia. Next door, J. Howell Gallery carries contemporary ceramics and paintings by Colorado artists. Market Street, once the red- light district, is now occupied by brick and sandstone town houses filled with offices, bars and restaurants. The block bounded by 15th and 16th streets is said to be the most historic block in Denver. You'll find more historical artifacts at the Colorado History Museum and Colorado Historical Society a block away. And do look into the 1883 Byers-Evans House, a well-preserved Victorian house museum that is hidden behind the art museum. exploring at Larimer Square named after William H. Latimer Jr, who christened Denver in 1858. The block of 18 red-brick buildings prettily adorned with metal cornices and intricate stonework is the oldest in Denver and was the city's first historic redevelopment. The most exciting new architectural destination in Denver is the Denver Public Library designed by Michael Graves and completed in 1995. It's a surprising postmodern medley of turrets, cylinders and a drum- like rotunda. The Denver Art Museum, a gray-tile structure designed in the 1970s by Italian designer Gio Ponti is also interesting. The DAM's Native American collection is one of the most comprehensive in an art museum, and the institution is now building an architecture, design and graphics department under the direction of a curator who was formerly as the New York's Metropolitan Museum of art. Although no distinctive Denver architectural style exists, the city does have a style in the older neighborhood not unlike turn-of-the century Chicago. Many of the buildings are red brick due to an anti- wood ordinance passed after a fire in 1863. The red bricks were made from the plentiful clay available at a nearby forest, and it later gave way to red sandstone facades on the commercial buildings and mansions. Solid two-story foursquare, called Denver Squares, are the homes in the wealthier neighborhoods. 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