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John D. Anderson Architectural Drawings

Identifier: WH1956

Scope and Contents

Drawings and materials of projects including: Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, Colorado; Riverwalks Event Center, Breckenridge, Colorado; Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming; Pre-Vocational Training Center, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Center Point Visitor Center, Gunnison County, Colorado; Northglenn United Church of Christ, Northglenn, Colorado; Point Lookout Chapel (unbuilt), Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Visitor Housing, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; The New Wray School, Wray, Colorado; Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Training Center, Aurora, Colorado; Mount Garfiield Junior High School, Palisade, Colorado; Front Range Community College, Westminster, Colorado; Twin Tower Student Housing, Golden, Colorado; Yale and Jewell Elementary Schools, Aurora, Colorado; Pretrial Detention Center, Englewood, Colorado; Jackson Hole High School, Jackson, Wyoming; several other residences, public and academic buildings; conference presentations and proposals.


  • 1963-2002


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

John D. Anderson is a Denver, Colorado based architect. He received his architecture degrees from Harvard University (1949, 1952) before founding the Anderson, Mason and Dale Architectural firm in 1976. The firm has received numerous awards and has designed many buildings in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Nevada. Some of the firm's designs include Colorado's Ocean Journey; the Riverwalk Performing Arts Center in Breckenridge, Colorado; the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, Colorado; and the Hudson-Meng Bonebed Site, Oglala, Nebraska. Since 1988, Anderson has been the Chairman of the Lower Downtown District Review and is a former President of American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is active in AIA and also concentrates on issues concerning professional education and gender diversity in the architectural profession.


33 Boxes

1 oversize box


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John D. Anderson, 2006,2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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