Recap: Evans School

On Monday, June 11, 2018, we explored the Golden Triangle’s Evans School. The site’s manager, Rob Eber, guided a tour of the restored classrooms, historic boiler and utility rooms as well as private spaces on the upper floors. Rob also covered the thoughtful work his team is doing to preserve the site’s historic identity.

About the tour: Attendees took a step back in time at the historic Evans Elementary School, located on Acoma Street between West Eleventh and West Twelfth Avenues in Denver. The Evans School is a national and state landmark, built in 1904 as a classic red brick elementary school with a distinctive copper patina cupola. Evans has exquisite hardwood floors, doors and trim, along with eye catching copper stairwells, mosaic entry tile, restored windows and vintage tin ceilings. Architect David Dryden designed the Evans School as a “point of beauty, utility, accommodations and appointments”. Dryden held the position of supervising architect for School District No. 1 from 1901 until 1912. $115,000 was the final price that transformed architect David Dryden’s blueprints into a finished school.

Photo and description courtesy of Evans School