Trinity’s Roosevelt Organ was installed in 1888 and was considered a crown jewel in the West. The impressive 108 pipes visible from the front are only the tip of the iceberg. Behind the facade is a chamber filled with an additional 4,094 pipes, ranging in length from less than one inch to 32 feet, all constructed of varying hardwoods and metals. They were originally powered by a dynamo turned by a water wheel before electricity came to Denver.
Arts & Crafts Era Stained Glass
The stained glass reflects the Arts & Crafts era aesthetic as well, using motifs from nature such as vines and trees to illustrate Christian themes, all presented in a stylized, geometric manner. The majority of the stained glass was designed by Healy and Millet of Chicago, a firm considered an innovator during the Arts & Crafts movement.
Stunning Woodwork on Display
Larry and Mary were really struck by how beautiful the woodwork was throughout the church, and the way oak was used in lieu of marble or stone. Robert Roeschlaub hand-drew the specifications for each incision for his woodcarver to follow, and the detailed designs include foliage and blossom patterns that stay true to the Arts & Crafts style.