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Atchison, Kloverstrom and Atchison Architects Architectural Records

Identifier: WH1861

Scope and Contents

Original drawings on linen and vellum for Colorado State Centennial Building, 13th Ave. at Sherman St. in Denver, Colo. The working name that appears on these plans is “State Office Building A,” However, the name was changed to “ Colorado State Centennial Building” during construction. Plans are dated February 15, 1974 and revised to incorporate “as built” changes on October 1, 1976. Project architects were Paul Atchison, Paul’s son Philip Atchison and long-time partner Carl A. Kloverstrom, all of the firm Atchison, Kloverstrom and Atchison.


  • 1974-1976


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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Denver architect Paul Atchison was born in Denver in 1903. He attended South High School and the Denver Art Academy. He started work as an Architect in 1922. During the Depression, Atchison worked on the Historic American Buildings Survey in New Mexico with Victor Hornbein and several other Denver architects. He began his own practice in 1937, followed by a partnership with George Emery in 1938. In 1940 Atchison became chief architect for the expansion of Fort Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne Wyoming. His twenty-six year association with Carl Kloverstrom began in 1946. The firm handled more than 40 major school building projects throughout Colorado. Paul Atchison served on the State Board of Examiners of Architects and on the Denver Art Commission. He retired in 1973 and died in 1985. Philip Atchison appears to have joined the firm Atchison and Kloverstrom prior to 1961. He was a member of the Colorado Society of Architects as will as the American Institute of Architects.


3 oversize folders

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Philip Atchison, 2004.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States