928 W Hallam – Demolished

  • 1955
    photo courtesy Aspen Historical Society, Ringquist Collection


1956 more 50s







Tom Flynn, Billy Fiske, and Ted Ryan were among the first to acknowledge Aspen’s potential as a premier ski resort and were the principal investors in the Highland Bavarian Lodge, a Chalet Style structure built in the Castle Creek Valley in 1936.  The development of the Highland Bavarian Lodge was the first attempt to emulate European resorts, a trend that would continue for over thirty years (well into the 1960’s) as the town tried to prove its legitimacy to tourists, and compete with famous destinations such as St. Mortiz and Chamonix.

928 W. Hallam Ave., built in 1956, exhibits Chalet style elements with a larger gable roof, wood detailing along the eave, and the remnants of a second story balcony.  The building is all wood (no stucco) and illustrates local variations in the style as it was interpreted for lodges and modest homes.