Constructed prior to 1887 near the banks of Cherry Creek, these Territorial Carpenter Gothic structures have survived a significant amount of Denver history, including flu, flood, the City Beautiful movement and urban renewal. Mr. Herman

Ten-Winkle, a Dutch immigrant and carpenter, purchased the property in 1882. Mr. Ten-Winkle's children and their friends named the buildings

"Ten-Winkle Towers" because of their height, at that time the one and 1/2 story structures were the tallest in the area.

BlueSky Studio was hired to obtain local Denver landmark status for this property, and to restore, renovate, and adapt the structures to meet the code requirements for a restaurant. An addition was added to the rear of one of the buildings for the kitchen, and an outdoor dining patio was to be created. Exterior restoration work followed the guidelines set forth by the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation and restored the buildings' simple elegance. This restoration work also allows the owner to obtain investment tax credits.



Cuba-Cuba Restaurant (formerly

Ten-Winkle Towers)
1173-1179 Delaware
Denver, Colorado

Historic Restoration & Interior Remodel-2001
1830 SF (Patio 575 SF)
Cost: $500,000