UPDATE: In a 7-4 vote, the Denver City Council rejected landmark status for 2849 W. 23rd Avenue during their meeting held Monday, November 21, 2016.
UPDATE 11/15/16: A City Council Public Hearing regarding this property will be held Monday, November 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Denver City & County Building (1437 Bannock Street).
According to the Denver City Council webpage regarding speaking at public hearings: "If you would like to speak at a scheduled public hearing, you must sign up during the recess of Council. Recesses vary from week to week, so we suggest you be present at the start of the meeting to ensure your opportunity to sign up. If you do not sign up during the recess of Council, you will not be given the opportunity to speak."
Recently, Historic Denver reported that an application for a Certificate of Non-Historic Status for the childhood home of Colorado architects Burnham and Merrill Hoyt (2849 W. 23rd Avenue) had been posted. Historic Denver described the home’s future as "uncertain," as a Certificate of Non-Historic Status, if issued, could lead to the structure's demise.
Historic Denver and many others have referred to the work of Burnham and Merrill Hoyt as important. Burnham, who outlived his brother Merrill by several decades, has been more widely recognized as a significant mid-20th century architect, most famously for designing Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Here at the Denver Public Library, we're proud to have two Burnham Hoyt-designed libraries in our system, including our Park Hill Branch and the older wing of the Central Library. In addition, we are thrilled to house the Burnham Hoyt Architectural Records (WH1188) collection in the Western History and Genealogy Department. Included in the collection are architectural plans for private residences and institutions, correspondence, business records, architectural and project photographs, and personal papers.