Jacques Benedict

Jacques Benedict

Jules Jacques Benois Benedict (1879-1948) was one of the most prominent architects in Colorado history, whose works include a number of well-known landmarks and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Commonly known as Jacques Benedict, he was born in Chicago in 1879, and he studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts. He came to Denver in 1909, and became renowned for his many prominent works including homes, churches, academic and public buildings, spanning a range of architectural styles and with a particular gift for melding with natural landscapes. Benedict married June Louise Brown in Denver on February 20, 1912, and was hired to be the architect of the Denver archdiocese of the Catholic Church, becoming a respected authority on sacred architecture. The architect has been described by his biographer Doris Hulse, as "talented, cultured, eccentric, flamboyant, practical, difficult, opinionated, generous, temperamental, considerate, gentleman farmer, man-about-town", and a number of his works are widely known today.

Portfolio of Notable Works

Boulder County, Colorado

* St. Catherine's Chapel at St. Malo

Denver, Colorado

* Brown-Garrey-Congdon House
* Craig House
* Cranmer House
*St. Thomas Theological Seminary (1926-31), now [http://sjvdenver.com/ St. John Vianney Theological Seminary ] , National Register of Historic Places
** Chapel
** Tihen Tower
* Sullivan House
* Washington Park Boat House (1913), National Register of Historic Places
* Weckbaugh House (1930-33), National Register of Historic Places
* Woodbury Branch Library (1912), National Register of Historic Places

Douglas County, Colorado

* Highlands Ranch Headquarters (remodel, 1932)

Evergreen, Colorado

* Fillius Park Picnic Shelter (1918), National Register of Historic Places
* Bergen Park Pavilion (1915), National Register of Historic Places
* Keys on the Green (1925)
* Rosedale (1920)

Golden, Colorado

* Herman F. Coors House (1917 remodel), National Register of Historic Places
* Steinhauer Field House (1937) at the Colorado School of Mines
* also designed Colorado School of Mines emblem

Idledale, Colorado

* Little Park Shelter (1917), National Register of Historic Places
* Starbuck Park Well House (1923), National Register of Historic Places

Jefferson County, Colorado

* Chief Hosa Lodge (1918, Genesee area), National Register of Historic Places
* Pine Valley Lodge (1927, Pine area)
* Summer White House (1914, Mt. Falcon - never finished)

Littleton, Colorado

* Carmelite Convent
* Carnegie Library
* First Presbyterian Church
* Littleton Town Hall (1920, now Town Hall Arts Center), National Register of Historic Places


[http://www.littletongov.org/history/biographies/benedict.asp Littleton Biography of Jacques Benedict]
[http://www.archden.org/dcr//news.php?e=40&s=4&a=949 Denver Catholic Archdiocese Article]
"Buildings of Colorado" by Thomas J. Noel

External links

* [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hh:3:./temp/~pp_aalz:: Benedict information and photos] at Historic American Buildings Survey
* [http://coloradohistory-oahp.org/programareas/register/1503/mps/jjbb.htm Benedict nomination, Colorado State Register]
* [http://www.coloradohistory-oahp.org/guides/architects/benedict.pdf List of Benedict's buildings] at [http://www.coloradohistory-oahp.org/guides/architects/architectindex.htm Architects of Colorado]

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