Events

Experience the Architecture of a Sculptural Icon with a Presentation, Film Screening, and Discussion with the Architect’s Son, Filmmaker Joel Haertling.

About the Event

Marvel under the soaring curvature of Charles Haertling’s hyperbolic parabaloid-topped house of worship, Saint Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Northglenn. Denver Modernism Week and Northglenn Historic Preservation Foundation are collaborating to celebrate the architecture and history of this expressive mid-century icon, and to recognize its recent listing on the National Register of Historic Places. https://denvermodernismweek.com/events/iconic-architecture-saint-stephens-lutheran-church-haertling-film-screening/

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Thank you, God, for allowing us to be apart of the Northglenn community all these years! Mark your calendars, and join us Sat Aug 24th from 3pm - 5pm for the Historic Site Designation Celebration for our old church building.

Newly added to the National Register of Historic Places, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Northglenn! 🙌 ⛪

This beautiful building was completed in 1964, and is an exceptional example of mid-century Neo-Expressionist architecture and post-World War II thin-shell concrete engineering techniques. Designed by Boulder-based master architect Charles A. Haertling, St. Stephens uses an inverted vaulted thin-shell roof, which gives the swooping effect of a lily bloom. Haertling designed many buildings in the Boulder area, but this church is a beautiful representation of the use of expressive lines and abstracted shapes in architecture.


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St. Stephen's 58th Anniversary Celebration