Barbara Fleming wrote an article on Braiden Hall, at Colorado State University, that was published in Monday’s, August 7, 2017, Coloradoan. I have a few images of the building and decided to share them with you, using quotes from Barbara’s article. I hope you enjoy them.
“A successful Denver architect, who had settled there in 1914, [Eugene] Groves was innovative in his use of materials and varied architectural styles. He developed a long-standing relationship with CAC, for which he designed and built numerous structures including Ammons Hall . . .”
“Back in the late 1940s, when an influx of World War II veterans began coming to the college on the GI Bill, housing was in short supply. While re-purposed Quonset huts helped house families, single men had no place to live on campus. So in 1948, Braiden Hall was built as the first men’s dormitory . . .”
“Now, upgraded, it is the Students Services building. A newer dormitory . . . was built in more conventional style. Today, [Braiden Hall] sits sedately among several other Groves buildings and many newer structures, intriguing the curious with its history.”
You can read Barbara’s complete article by clicking the link below:
Come back Sunday to see a post on the Armstrong Hotel, once the tallest building in Fort Collins.