2024 Historic Zang Mansion Tour (Members Only)

March 20, March 27

Join the Denver Architecture Foundation for a special tour of the historic Zang Mansion with Brigid O’Connor, Docent, Zang Mansion. This tour has a limited 10 person capacity and will be offered twice. DAF Membership will be verified upon purchase.

About the tour: Tour-goers will learn about the architecture of the Zang Mansion, as well as take in the stunning interiors that convey the elegance of the early 20th century, including five fireplaces, hand-carved filigree light fixtures, hand-painted ceilings, wooden sandwich doors, brass adornments and one of Denver’s first burglar alarm and intercom systems. The tour includes a look at the Carriage House that stored the family’s electric automobiles and feed and tack for the family’s purebred award-winning Percheron stallions.

About the mansion: The 38-room Neoclassical Revival mansion, designed by Denver architect Frederick Carl Eberley, was constructed 1902-1904. Adolph J. Zang, son of a Bavarian immigrant Philip Zang, and his wife Minnie raised their family in the home and lived there for 50 years. Zang was the Owner and President of the Zang Brewing Company and was involved with many successful business ventures, becoming one of Denver’s ten millionaires in the late 1800s. Zang Mansion is designated as a Denver Landmark, a Colorado Landmark, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently serves as a professional office.

About the tour guide: Brigid O’Connor has lived in Colorado since 1981. She is a devotee of historical fiction, Masterpiece Theater period dramas and all things old and beautiful.

Please note: This tour requires traversing up and down steep and narrow historic staircases, with no alternatives. No photography or recordings are allowed inside the mansion.