Read the Article in the Denver Post:
Designed by Temple Buell, one of Colorado’s best known and most creative architects, the Fruitdale School in Wheat Ridge is facing demolition. Built in 1926, Fruitdale shows early evidence of Buell’s brickwork artistry that would become more fully realized in his later works such as the Paramount Theater, Horace Mann Junior High School, and the Mullen Building.
Historic schools are in trouble around the state, and Colorado Preservation will continue to serve as advocate for these important resources. Fruitdale is facing a date with the wrecking ball as early as next month, so time truly is running short for the school.
Many thanks to the Denver Post for bringing attention to this important building in Sunday’s paper. Colorado Preservation is hopeful that as more attention is brought to the plight of the school that the Jefferson County School District will reconsider demolition.