Building on 100 Years of History: Hilton Garden Inn Union Station

Building on 100 Years of History: Hilton Garden Inn Union Station

“How do we preserve this piece of history so that it can stand for another 100 years?”

This was the monumental question JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE asked when planning the restoration of the historic Denver Hose House No. 1. Constructed in 1881, the building had been standing for almost as long as Denver itself. After years of water and fire damage, it was – not surprisingly – in very poor condition when the JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team began the project. A structural engineer was even afraid to go inside the fragile building. The resulting space is both timeless and contemporary. 

Through intense planning and dedication – and some unexpected challenges – JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE was able to save this architectural gem and transform it into something modern that also celebrates its deep-rooted history as Denver’s first firehouse.   

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the preservation and transformation of Denver Hose House No. 1 into Woodie Fisher from our project manager Heather Vasquez Johnson and interior designer Lizzie Ager.