Doors Open Denver: Fitzroy Place / Iliff Mansion

Sep 30, 2020


Tour guide: Michelle Tuengel, Executive Director, Accelerated Schools

About the tour: Peek into the home built by Elizabeth Illif Warren and Bishop Henry White Warren, two of the original residents of the University Park Neighborhood, and the family that was instrumental in starting the Iliff School of Theology at the University of Denver.

About the building: The mansion was completed in 1893. Designed by Fuller and Wheeler, New York architects, it was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, extremely popular on the east coast at the time. Constructed of Arizona red sandstone, the mansion is large – three floors, a full basement and a carriage house. It also included several unusual features for a home built in those days – an elevator, a central vacuuming system and an air cooling system for the first and second floors, as well as a refrigeration system in the basement for meat and other perishable items.

About the tour guide: Michelle Tuengel is the Executive Director of Accelerated Schools. She is a native of Denver and loves researching her family's genealogy. Michelle has been at the school since 2012