1530 15th Street
Sat and Sun 10AM–4PM
Architect: Original Unknown; Recent Renovation: Oz Architects
Year Built: 1871; 1886; 1995
Photo Restrictions: No
The original building was constructed in 1871, the ten-unit loft building was completed in 1886, and Oz Architects finished the most recent conversion in 1995. The building is a three-story traditional brick commercial style building, remodeled for residential and commercial space, and includes arched windows and metal balconies. The front face is graced with ornate architectural columns while the interior continues a similar design. The staircase railing is an architectural delight.
The John Deere Building derives its name from its original occupants: the John Deere Plow Company, and is now home to Page Architects. The John Deere Plow Company sold horse-drawn carriages and farm equipment.
Page Architects dates back to 1898 when Charles H. and Louis Page, brothers from Austin, Texas, began their business partnership. A majority of Page’s projects were completed in Texas throughout the years and in 2008, the firm expanded to Denver when it merged with Denver-based Christopher Carvell Architects. Page prides itself on integrating architecture, urban design, and progressive planning with civic involvement in all of its projects. Courtesy of Page Architects.
The John Deere Building is situated in the Lower Downtown neighborhood.