The other day, I was walking down South Elm Street in Krisana Park (a Denver Mid-Century Modern housing tract) and ran into an older gentleman I had never met. We stopped to talk in front of my home. He complemented me on the grounds changes I had made and then dropped a BOMBSHELL of a comment for anyone who loves Eichlers.
In a tone that proved he did not know how profoundly he was speaking, he told me, “that when he was a kid he saw several of the homes in the Krisana Park neighborhood being unloaded from railcars.” No way I said (I’m from New York); Brad Wolff built the Krisana Park homes and those in Lynwood, I told him with the conviction of all the hearsay my neighbors provided me over the years. “Yep,” the stranger said; “saw them being stored up at the old lumber yard too.”
BOMBSHELL or Blabber – We need your Help: Are Denver Wolff Homes Really Kit Eichlers? What do you know…? Please tell us what you know! Are we in Denver living in real Eichlers? We have heard a lot of stories from: Brad Wolff the builder himself – “his firm built them,” to the fact that my own home has the names of the people who built it and the company – The Highlands Building Company – recorded on a few pieces of T&G subfloor.
Here are some specific questions we have:
1.) How do we contact Eichler’s son?
2.) Is Bill Anshen still around and if so how can we reach him?
3.) Are any of the architects besides Anshen still around: Allen, Jones or Emmons, and if so how do we reach them?
4.) Do you known or have you heard anything about the 240+ very Eichler like homes in Denver?
Anything would be helpful! Thanx in advance!