SKETCHING BENEDICT SATURDAY: An Exploration of Jacques Benedict’s Works
CENTRAL SAVINGS BANK: This week we focus on another beautiful Jacques Benedict design that was demolished in 1989. The Central Savings Bank built in 1911 was one of Benedict’s first projects after arriving in Denver in 1909. He designed the commercial building and supervised its construction using his classical architectural training gleaned from experience with firms in Chicago and New York. The Corinthian columns and rounded corner entrance established beauty and permanence at the corner of a busy downtown intersection. Sources: Denver Public Library/Image of America: Lost Denver
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 1. Using any medium, sketch one, two or all of the images provided- have your kids, significant other or roommates participate too!