Digital image of the Henderson House, located at 2600 Milwaukee Street in Denver, Colorado. View of back of “floating” closet/vanity in master bedroom, north wing.
This image is part of a collection of 161 photographs, taken by photographer Michael McGrath, that document the interior and exterior of the Henderson House. John R. Henderson, Colorado’s first licensed Black architect, designed this midcentury modern home for his family from 1962 to 1971. The City and County of Denver designated the Henderson House as a local historic landmark in November 2018, a few months after Henderson's death. The Henderson House is the first historic landmark in the City Park North/Skyland neighborhood and is one of the few individual landmarks acknowledging the African-American contribution to Denver’s built environment.
History Colorado hired Michael McGrath to photograph the Henderson House in October 2019.
Thanks to the generosity of the Buell Foundation, in November 2018 History Colorado hired the Temple Buell Associate Curator of Architecture to manage and expand History Colorado’s architectural holdings and to develop an Architecture Department in recognition of the significant architectural contributions of Temple Buell to the state and the region. All architectural acquisitions from 2018 through 2021 reflect the support of the Buell Foundation.
John R. Henderson Collection, MSS.3129; MSS.3129.4