21 March 2009

School and Such...

After half a semester into my first graduate course I am finally learning something I actually care about. Dont get me wrong, archives and museums are nice and such but preservation and buildings are the reason I am taking this class to begin with. So far, I have learned that I have a lot left to learn....

I have chosen to write my graduate topic paper on J.J.B. Benedict, one of Denver's better known architects. He's been one of my favorites since i worked at the SHPO...if only because his name is Jules Jacques Benois Benedict.

I plan to do an architectural survey of the Holy Ghost Church downtown (for you locals, the church that's under the office building on 19th) for my preservation paper and am really looking forward to it.





It's a lot nicer than other buildings i have surveyed for work...namely crap like this...



I will probably mess it up but I suppose that is why I am taking the class in the first place right? Right....

~buttresses and porticoes~
B

4 comments:

The Happy Cynic said...

I love that church, though I've never been in it. Drive past it every day at work and have often wondered how it has survived with skyrise development all around it. Does it lease from the skyrise owner at 1999? or does it own that portion of the corner?

Bird said...

I have no idea but theoretically I will be able to answer all your questions in about three weeks! I will keep you posted.

hrdwrebabe said...

I too love that building. :) I have always wondered about that place..... You will have to fill me in on al lthe details!!

Hercules Rockefeller said...

Who told you to survey my house?