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Welcome to Harvey Park Modern, a new and developing online resource for the awareness, preservation, and improvement of Harvey Park’s mid-century modern architecture.

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Harvey Park Modern is now on Facebook!

I have decided to extend the reach of Harvey Park Modern to Facebook by creating a Facebook page. By doing this, you will now have two places to get the latest on Harvey Park’s and Denver’s modern architecture, as well as my musings on modern design and lifestyle. Additionally, since it’s hard to remember to check back here for the latest, by “liking” our Facebook page, Harvey Park Modern can now become part of your Facebook feed, better connecting you to the community. …

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Created by Harvey Park Modern Jan 6, 2012 at 12:42pm. Last updated by Harvey Park Modern Jan 6, 2012.

Call for Photos!

Denver tour guide and historian Shawn Snow is looking for photographs of Harvey Park ranging from 1880 to 1980.  If you have any photographs taken of the neighborhood within these years, contact him via email. Continue

Created by Harvey Park Modern Jun 16, 2010 at 4:29am. Last updated by Harvey Park Modern Jun 19, 2010.

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Cliff Dwelling: A Tour of Denver’s Iconic . . . CLIFF MAY Magazine Cover Homes

The Cliff May Homes in Denver’s Harvey Park neighborhood are turning 60 years old this year, and we are celebrating with an open-house style tour of some of our favorite houses in the neighborhood! We invite you to join us at this rare opportunity to experience what the Cliff May lifestyle is all about.

When: September 13, 2015, 12-4pm

Tickets: $10, available online or in person at the Denver Modernism Show at our booth!

Information: Like our Cliff Dwelling Facebook Page or stop back at our website to keep up on the latest!

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our home tour on the 13th! It was a great event . . . happy 60th, Harvey Park!

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Home Tours Make for a Great Summer for Fans of Denver’s MCM Homes

From the 2013 Wheat Ridge Modern Home Tour. Photo ©2013 Atom Stevens Photography.

Late this summer, fans of Denver’s mid‑century modern homes will be treated to open‑house style home tours in four of the metro area’s MCM enclaves.

Cliff Dwelling 2015: Celebrating 60 Years of Cliff May in Denver

Our own home tour kicks things off on September 13th, occurring in conjunction with the 10th annual Denver Modern Show. With 170 houses, Denver’s Harvey Park Neighborhood is home to the largest tract of Cliff May Homes outside of California, and the last 5 years have seen an enormous amount of restoration activity. A select group of Cliff May residents will be opening their homes to the public to share their hard work, and present to you what made…

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Posted by Harvey Park Modern on August 13, 2015 at 12:00am

The Modern Crusades in Harvey Park

Atom Stevens, Harvey Park Historian reporting from Harvey Park

Protecting architecture at the cost of being a good neighbor.

A few weeks ago I was driving down Meade Street among the Cliff May Homes, and passed by this . . . actually, not exactly this, the bedroom windows were smaller at that point (they either realized that perhaps they were too small, or building codes forced them bigger). What I witnessed was a Cliff May Home, largely architecturally intact, being torn apart before my very eyes. Much to my wife’s dismay, I exclaimed that I would have to post something about this on Facebook as soon as I got back home! What a tragedy; what a travesty, that someone…

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Posted by Harvey Park Modern on May 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Greetings from Casa View Oaks

Atom Stevens, Harvey Park Historian reporting from Dallas, Texas

A belated greetings from Casa View Oaks, our sister tract in Dallas, Texas! Why Belated? Because I actually visited it back on New Year’s Eve, and am only just now getting you the report . . . so much for that new year’s resolution to post in a timely fashion!

But set aside your anger and irritation for my delay, as I bring you Harvey Park Modern’s continuing coverage of our sister neighborhoods around the country!…

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Posted by Harvey Park Modern on February 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

Cliff May in Prairie Fields

Atom Stevens, Harvey Park Historian reporting from Prairie Village, Kansas

Crack open Cliff May’s book Western Ranch Houses, and among its pages you will find a design for a rambling ranch home in Kansas City, Missouri, a classic example of his sprawling custom homes, built in the posh Mission Hills neighborhood. That house, I’m sorry to report, is now gone; replaced by a beautiful Tuscan‑style McMansion that I’m sure at least somebody is fond of, even if it isn’t me . . . but all is not lost in Kansas City.…

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Posted by Harvey Park Modern on September 19, 2014 at 1:00pm

Discover Harvey Park!

Greetings, and welcome to Harvey Park! This southwest Denver neighborhood is one of the city's best-kept secrets in affordable, quality modern houses. Home to the only Cliff May Ranches in Colorado, Harvey Park has a rich variety of mid-century modern homes from small starter homes to large custom homes on two private lakes.

For visitors, this website will help you become acquainted with our neighborhood, and perhaps even encourage you to drive on over and see what it's all about.

For residents, this website will become a resource, and a way we can come together and talk about the neighborhood, share ideas, get inspired, and even brag a little bit about the great work we've done. I encourage you to become a member of the site, share your stories and photos, and become part of the greater community.

--Atom Stevens - Harvey Park Resident

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Board and Batten Siding 6 Replies

Could someone out there shoot me some measurements for their board and batten siding? I want to get rid of the T111 siding on the front of our house and replace with B&B and eventually replace all the siding with it. Im thinking 12" on center…Continue

Started by Brian Evans. Last reply by Brian Evans Aug 30, 2010.

Painting Exterior Brick 4 Replies

Painting the exterior of a brick house can be a big controversy - once it is done, there is no going back. In HP, with our plethora of brick homes it is not a common sight, but I wonder if it might become more so in the coming years. What are your…Continue

Started by Liza Stoltz Hanson. Last reply by Joe Statwick Mar 19, 2012.

Buying a home in Harvey Park 4 Replies

My husband and I, along with our 2 year old daughter, are looking at buying a home in the Harvey Park area.  We owned a 1951 ranch in Phoenix previously and love 50's modern homes.  But as we drive through the area, it is hard to get a sense of the…Continue

Started by retrochick73. Last reply by Harvey Park Modern Aug 5, 2011.

I agree... 4 Replies

It is time we had a site like this and it is well done!! Very good job and thanks Atom. I would love to meet ya some time.

Started by Jarrod Joplin. Last reply by Jeff Naslund Jul 4, 2010.

 
 
 

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