Jacques Benedict

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Jacques Benedict
Littleton Town Hall, built 1920
Jules Jacques Benois Benedict

(1879-04-22)April 22, 1879
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJanuary 16, 1948
Denver, Colorado
NationalityAmerican (naturalized)

Jules Jacques Benois Benedict (April 22, 1879 – January 16, 1948) was one of the most prominent architects in Colorado history, whose works include a number of well-known landmarks and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


Commonly known as Jacques Benedict, he was born in Chicago in 1879, and he studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts. He came to Denver in 1909, and became renowned for his many prominent works including homes, churches, academic and public buildings, spanning a range of architectural styles and with a particular gift for melding with natural landscapes. Benedict married June Louise Brown in Denver on February 20, 1912, and was hired to be the architect of the Denver archdiocese of the Catholic Church, becoming a respected authority on sacred architecture; the architect has been described by his biographer Doris Hulse, as "talented, cultured, eccentric, flamboyant, practical, difficult, opinionated, generous, temperamental, considerate, gentleman farmer, man-about-town", and a number of his works are widely known today.[citation needed]

Benedict died in January 1948 in a Denver hospital.[2]






  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "The Architecture of Jules Jacques Benedict in Colorado" (PDF). NRHP. Retrieved 29 March 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Church Architect Dies In Hospital at Denver". The Caspar Tribune-Herald. Casper, Wyoming. Associated Press. January 18, 1948. p. 13.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb "ARCHITECTS OF COLORADO" (PDF). historycolorado. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ The Flatiron Building, Denver, Colorado. Photo held at the collection of Denver Public Library (Call Number: X-24897), Colorado Historical Society, and Denver Art Museum, Online: Flatiron Building, Denver, Colorado
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Richthofen Castle". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Richthofen Castle, 'haunted' Denver home of the 'Red Baron's' uncle, selling for $3.75million". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  7. ^ Riley, Marilyn Griggs (2006). High Altitude Attitudes: Six Savvy Colorado Women. Big Earth Publishing. pp. 54–55. ISBN 1555663753.

Further reading[edit]

Littleton Biography of Jacques Benedict
Denver Catholic Archdiocese Article
Buildings of Colorado by Thomas J. Noel

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