Historic Zang Mansion Tour
April 14th, April 28th, May 19th & May 26th
Join the Denver Architecture Foundation for a special in-person tour of the historic Zang Mansion with Gina Seamans, Senior Docent, Zang Mansion, and Brigid O’Connor, Docent, Zang Mansion. This tour has a limited eight-person capacity and will be offered FOUR TIMES – Wednesday, April 14th, 4:30pm, Wednesday, April 28th, 4:30pm, Wednesday, May 19th, 4:30pm and Wednesday, May 26th, 4:30pm.
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, 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 guides: Since 2017, Gina Seamans, a third-generation Colorado native, has assisted the current owner with locating, purchasing, restoring and placing historical artifacts and memorabilia throughout the mansion. She also spent countless hours interviewing Zang family members and reviewing historical documents with the goal of preserving the mansion’s rich history.
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. As the owner’s wife, she enjoys touring people through the building.
Please note: All attendees (including tour guide and DAF staff) will be required to sign a waiver of liability and answer a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to the in-person tour. All participants must wear a mask on this tour and remain six feet apart. Our tour guide will utilize a portable PA system for voice amplification, if necessary. Click here for more information on DAF’s COIVD-19 precautions.