Modernism theme of Historic Boulder?s landmark home tour

BOULDER ? Take a step back to the modernist movement in architecture. On April 21-22, Historic Boulder Inc. is hosting its annual Landmarks of the Future Tour.

This year’s tour focuses on Boulder Modernism. It will feature seven homes demonstrative of the modernist artist movement of the early 20th Century. All homes are located in west Boulder from Chautauqua to Mapleton Hill. All were originally designed for college professors and their families.

Boulder is one of few cities that embraced the architectural style and innovation inherent in the modernist movement. Today, the community is intent on preserving it.

Homes featured in the tour are: the Eldridge House, 1405 Bellevue Drive; the Kraushaar House, 530 Aurora Ave; the Thron/Carter-Graves House, 430 Christmas Tree Drive; the Davis House, 2299 Fourth St.; the Wheat/Vant-Hull House, 1515 Baseline Road; the Gill/Paxton House, 730 15th St.; and the Jessor-Menken House, 1303 Marshall St.

Tours will be held Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, from noon to 5 p.m. A boutique with refreshments, antiques and gift items will be held at the Arnett-Fullen House, 646 Pearl St., the headquarters of Historic Boulder. Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance; $18 at the door. Children younger than age 10 are not permitted. Contact Historic Boulder at (303) 444-5192.