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On May 26, 2021, I enjoyed the sunset at Westminster Castle in Colorado. Below you will find my favorite 360-degree panoramas, a short aerial video I created, and some of my favorite stills.
Aerial Still Photos of Westminster Castle In Colorado
Built in 1892, the 175-foot tall Westminster Castle and hilltop historic landmark overlooks Denver with an exceptional view of the Front Range. It is part of the National Register of Historic Places as Westminster University. Because of its unique color coming from sandstone from the Red Rocks, locals refer to it as The Big Red Castle and The Pillar of Fire. Westminster Castle is located northwest of Denver near the intersection of 83rd and Federal.
Westminster University was first conceptualized in 1890 by New Yorker Henry T. Mayham who convinced the Denver Presbytery to build a Presbyterian University on land that he owned on Crown Point, the highest point in what was then Arapahoe County
Architect E.B. Gregory designed and laid the cornerstone for the university's main building, which was to be constructed of gray stone from the Coal Creek area. After delays in construction caused by a lack of funds, Mayham hired New York architect Stanford White to finish the design and oversee construction. White changed the main design element, the stone, to a red sandstone from the Red Rocks/Manitou area. White's design was completed by 1893: 160 ft frontage, 80 ft depth, three stories tall, with a distinctive 175 ft tall tower. The architectural style of Westminster Castle is an excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque.
Belleview Christian Schools still reside on the Westminster University campus which is home to Belleview Christian Childcare & PreSchool and Belleview Christian School. Although most of the teaching happens in newer buildings on the campus, classes continue in the historic main building which was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. (from Wikipedia)
Check out the incredible view from the top of Westminster Castle, as the city of Denver almost looks like an island. Even if you’re not able to tour the castle, the view from the street of the striking red sandstone building is worth the trip.