Historic Grant Avenue

Established in 1999 Historic Grant Avenue is a home for community based symphonic and jazz orchestras, LGBT bands, music teachers, students and visual artists including over 1,600 people each week. All of this takes place in a 30,000 square foot historically designated building located in the Grant Street Historic District. Your donation can change the life of a youth, support local artist, preserve a historic building and bring neighbors together.

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General Information

General
Official Name
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DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
()Grant Avenue Community Center & Sacred Place
Acronym
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Date Established
2000
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1552533
Addresses
Headquarters Address
216 S. Grant Street
Denver, CO 80209
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
303-733-8940
Web/Email
Email
director@historicgrantave.org
Website
www.historicgrantave.org
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Mission Statement

"As stewards of this sacred building, we are committed to provide a cooperative environment for arts, cultural, and spiritual activities that enrich lives."

Organization History

Originally, Grant Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was home to the first Methodist congregation in the newly incorporated community of South Denver. Designed by architect Harry J. Manning in 1908, the building with its arched windows, stained glass windows, spire-topped tower and masonry construction remains a striking example of the Gothic Revival style, which was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An addition was added in 1919, and the church quickly became a vibrant center for community activities. Throughout its history, names such as Speer, Iliff, Byers, and Evans could be found among its supporters.
Over time the congregation declined and rather than have the sacred site turned into lofts, in 2001 the United Methodist congregation gifted the building to the community to continue its legacy as a gathering place for arts, cultural and spiritual activities that enrich lives and engage visitors. The 30,000 square-foot building features a sanctuary that seats 500 people, one of the finest historic pipe organs in Colorado, a theater that seats 160, a kitchenette and several meeting rooms. Today musical performances, events, and religious services regularly take place at Historic Grant Avenue and more than 25 community groups and local organizations, ranging from the Mile High Freedom Band (LGBT orchestra) and the Mile High Harmonica Club to Alcoholics Anonymous, The Colorado Honor Band Assn. (youth orchestras), and Church Women United, meet at this historic building.

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