IRONWORKS HISTORY

Part of the Midwest Steel fabrication complex, Ironworks served as their international drafting and business center.

Continuing the Building's Legacy

The original building, the Midwest Steel and Ironworks dates back to the turn of the century (1903). At that time the building was a Denver landmark, serving as the headquarters for the drafting and operations of Midwest Steel. The building's most significant addition was designed by Denver architect, Roland L. Linder. Many well-known Colorado landmarks had their plans drafted in this building.

Some of those include; the Royal Gorge Bridge, all four of the Big Thompson Bridges, Moffat Tunnel, East Denver High School, and Denver’s City and County Building.

The building was constructed in three phases, the first being constructed in the early 1900's. Since many of the existing bricks in this portion of the wall were damaged from years of water exposure, during construction this portion of the building had to be significantly modified. The second addition to the building was added during the 1930’s. This includes the east side of the building and the turret. The last addition to the building was completed in the 1950’s and now houses the kitchen and VIP room.

Resurrecting an art-deco industrial heritage

Today, the newly restored building is home to an illustrious venue that is not only beautiful but historic. The original structure was erected in stages spanning from the turn of the century to the 1950's. The design elements of early industrial, 1920 glamour, art deco, and depression era are felt, if not readily visible in the architecture and design of the building. The era's elegant and classic décor boasts a captivating bar, exposed brick, multiple chandeliers, and original hardwood floors. There are great urban additions, as well, including a patio flanked by oversized doors allowing the venue to open up and enjoy Colorado's incredible backyard.

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