Byron White U.S. Courthouse Tour
November 12, 2019
About the tour:
Join DAF on this one and a half hour tour that explores the architecture, history and use of Denver’s Byron White U.S. Courthouse. Learn about the evolution of the building from a multi-purpose structure into the courthouse we see today. See modern and historic court rooms, meeting rooms and judge’s chambers. Explore a museum dedicated to the life and work of the building’s namesake, Justice Byron White, as well as his actual chambers. Attendees will also learn about the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal court system. Weather and time permitting we will also look at the building’s exterior and site plan. This tour is led by expert guide, Steve Massing, U.S. Courts staff, knowledgeable in both the history and architecture of the building and the operations of the court.
About the building:
The Byron White U.S. Courthouse introduced and popularized the Neoclassicall style in Denver on a grand scale. This building has been described as “a poem in marble”. Using native stone marble from Marble, Colorado, the exterior of the post office courthouse is clad entirely in marble. The building’s purpose has changed many times over the years as Denver has grown. Today, the building is the seat of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of 13 Federal courts hearing appeals from courts throughout a six-state inter-mountain region.
Parking & transportation: Metered street parking is available on the neighboring streets. As always, we encourage the use of public transportation, Lyft or Uber – thank you.