Eric Friis (1916-?)

  • 219 S. Third Street, designed by Friis
    Photo Courtesy: The City of Aspen
  • Tom Cleary, Hotel Jerome bellhop, 1952
    Photo Courtesy: Aspen Historical Society, Cleary Collection


Academy of Art, Copenhagen ‘43


Modern Chalet

Friis, from Copenhagen, Denmark, immigrated to the United States, eventually practicing in Eagle River, Wisconsin.  He was hired by a Wisconsin businessman and long-time visitor to Aspen, Tom Cleary, to design his family vacation home in Aspen in 1965.