The addition holds a trolley that used to travel back and forth between Denver and Aurora on 6th Avenue. The Trolley was found in an old house of an Aurora resident. The Trolley was restored and now has a new home in the new addition of the Aurora History museum.
Client: Aurora History Museum
Architect: Humphries Poli Architect
Elitch Gardens Theatre
Opened in 1891, Elitch Gardens Theatre is recognized as the nation's first summer stock theater and the site of Denver's first movie showing. Palace was pleased to be a part of the restoration of the historic theater that included the reconstruction of the roof and the shoring up of structural elements.
Client: Perry Rose, LLC
Architect: OZ Architecture
State Museum Building
The State Museum Building restoration garnered the prestigious Stephen H. Hart Award from the Colorado Historical Society. The scope of work included installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as complete restoration of all marble, plaster, wood and bronze surfaces. Approximately 90 percent of original ornamentation, plasterwork, stonework, beams and original doors were reintegrated.
Client: State of Colorado
Architect: Pahl Pahl Pahl
City of Black Hawk - City Hall
Black Hawk, Colorado
Black Hawk's City Hall was built in 1877 when this mountain town was a mining mecca. Renovation plans called for the approximately 2,300 square-foot building to be gutted and remodeled. The old floors were re-leveled, with an 80-foot section preserved and left exposed for historic value. Exterior brick was replaced and a new roof rebuilt in keeping with the brick's original flat-roof design.
Client: City of Black Hawk
Architect: Klipp, Colussy, Jenks, Dubois
Palace renovated this historic three-story building in Central Denver. Plans called for the first floor to become retail space with the two upper levels serving as residential space for 18 low-income subsidized housing apartments units. The project received State Historic Designation, State Honor Award from Colorado Preservation and an ACEC Award for Project Under $2 Million.
Client: Northeast Denver Housing Center
Architect: Rod Lane Architect
State Office Building
Once slated for the wrecking ball, this classic, 60,000-square foot structure was painstakingly restored to its 1921 glory. The existing fourth and fifth floors in the rear of the building were demolished to accommodate a new, two-story atrium. Inside, stained glass was repaired, 70-year-old marble was matched and antique chandeliers replicated.
Client: State of Colorado
Architect: Urban Design Group
Tallmadge Boyer Building
Constructed in 1892, this four-story historic building was redesigned to house 28 low-middle income units. The extensive scope of renovation included interior demolition and placement of new structural support, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems. New floors and stairwells were built and a storefront completed. The project received an ACE Award for Most Difficult Project and the Stephen H. Hart Award from the Colorado Historical Society.