Jacques Benedict

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Jacques Benedict
Born Jules Jacques Benois Benedict
(1879-04-22)April 22, 1879
Chicago, Illinois
Died 1948
Nationality American (naturalized)
Occupation Architect
Littleton Town Hall, built 1920

Jules Jacques Benois Benedict (April 22, 1879 – 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.


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.

Portfolio of Notable Works[edit]

Sunken Gardens Pavilion, built c.1910, Denver, demolished
Chief Hosa Lodge, built 1918


  • Chapel
  • Tihen Tower





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ * 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
  3. ^ Jules Jacques Benois Benedict Architecture in Colorado MPS

Further reading[edit]

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

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