DOD Archival Tour: Fitzroy Place / Iliff Mansion

August 30 through October 17, 2021

Doors Open Denver Archival Tour: Fitzroy Place / Iliff Mansion

Tour guide: Michelle Tuengel, Executive Director, Accelerated Schools

About the tour: Peek into the home built by Elizabeth Illif Warren and Bishop Henry White Warren, two of the original residents of the University Park Neighborhood, and the family that was instrumental in starting the Iliff School of Theology at the University of Denver.

About the building: The mansion was completed in 1893. Designed by Fuller and Wheeler, New York architects, it was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, extremely popular on the east coast at the time. Constructed of Arizona red sandstone, the mansion is large – three floors, a full basement and a carriage house. It also included several unusual features for a home built in those days – an elevator, a central vacuuming system and an air cooling system for the first and second floors, as well as a refrigeration system in the basement for meat and other perishable items.

About the tour guide: Michelle Tuengel is the Executive Director of Accelerated Schools. She is a native of Denver and loves researching her family’s genealogy. Michelle has been at the school since 2012.

Video run time: 31 minutes

VERY IMPORTANT, READ IN FULL: This is an archived virtual tour, this is not a live virtual tour. Upon registering for this tour, the video will be available through the online event page on Eventbrite.

You will have access to the online event page to view the archival tour between the time of registration and Sunday, October 17.

You can access the online event page from:

  • The confirmation email you receive after registering. Click on “View the event.”
  • The event listing on Eventbrite (after registering). Click on “Access the event.”

NOTE: You must be logged in with the Eventbrite account you used to register to view the online event page and video.