Recap: Historic Zang Mansion Tour Series
About the tour: Tour-goers learned about the architecture of Capitol Hill’s Zang Mansion and life of Adolf Zang, brewery magnate and the home’s original owner. The group took in stunning interiors that convey the elegance of the early 20th century, with features 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.
About the mansion: The 38-room Neoclassical Revival mansion, designed by prominent Denver architect Frederick Carl Eberley, was constructed between 1902 and 1904. Adolph J. Zang, son of 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 a Denver Landmark, a Colorado Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently serves as a professional office.
About the tour guides: 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 since 2017. She has spent countless hours interviewing Zang family members and reviewing historical documents with the goal of preserving the mansion’s rich history.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.