Chadsworth Provides Columns for Restaurant 1858 at the Broadmoor Seven Falls in Colorado Springs

Chadsworth Provides Columns for Restaurant 1858 at the Broadmoor Seven Falls in Colorado Springs

Text courtesy of Colorado Springs Independent’s website:

Feast of the Seven Falls

When Seven Falls (2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road, reopens Aug. 13, it will mark just under two years since flooding closed the attraction, but also the first time that a business, rather than a family entity, has owned the canyon splendor.

Last year, the Broadmoor purchased Seven Falls from the Hill family, who owned it for nearly seven decades. El Paso County assessor info shows that purchase price at $956,000, and Broadmoor spokespeople say its owner, The Anschutz Corporation, has put around another $11 million into restoration and upgrades including a new gift shop, a food cart, two extensive zip-line courses and an eatery called Restaurant 1858.

Executive sous chef David Patterson says the menu’s point of departure resides in the restaurant’s name. “We’re looking at the Colorado Gold Rush, the West and what food traditions people may have brought,” he says, noting both American regional flavors and immigrant influence. Items range from game meats to Colorado trout, which are served eight ways, from “cast iron classic” to “prohibition style” or “low country.”

Katie Symons arrived four months ago via Las Vegas to take the job as 1858’s chef de cuisine, formerly having worked for Nobu inside Caesar’s Palace, and West Virginia’s historic Greenbrier resort hotel, among other postings. She and Patterson both talk up a 4-by-3-foot wood-burning grill that’ll receive oak, hickory and mesquite feedings, and which greatly informed the menu’s design.

“That grill is like a beast,” she says, “I worked on one in Vegas … It adds smoky flavor to all the food.”

Arkansas Valley Organic Growers and former Broadmoor executive chef Sigi Eisenberger’s farm are among area food providers.

“Talking about heritage isn’t just a buzzword for us,” says Patterson, who adds, “If I put shrimp and grits on the menu, I want it to be the real deal. I buy the best grits I can, and source Gulf shrimp when we can.”

He also cites AVOG-grown Anasazi beans that appear on a chopped salad, and South Carolina’s organic Anson Mills’ red peas and gold rice that lend authenticity to the Hoppin’ John on the side of 1858’s roasted chicken.

Regarding the facility, Symons notes chandeliers, wood features and a stunning view of the waterfall from the 100-seat dining area and 20-seat patio. Patterson likens it to the opulence and “rustic wilderness beauty” on display at the hotel’s swank Cloud Camp, conceived by the same design firm, Johnson David Interiors. “It looks like it’s been here 100 years,” he adds.

No on-site parking is allowed; free shuttles leave from the hotel’s east lot. Dress is casual to relaxed, and you can arrive early or stay post-meal to hike and visit the park, as access to 1858 requires a park-entrance fee: $14/adults; $8 ages 2-12; season and family passes available). Regarding menu pricing, Patterson says “we want to be price sensitive and as inclusive as possible, but we won’t compromise on our quality and product — we’re a Broadmoor property, and the expectation from a guest perspective is for 5-star, 5-diamond quality.”

Restaurant 1858 in Colorado Springs, CO

Photo Courtesy of: Carlos Aguirre | Peak Framing, Inc

Restaurant 1858 - The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Photo Courtesy of: Carlos Aguirre | Peak Framing, Inc.



COLUMN DESIGN:   PolyStone® fiberglass composite Belley columns with Tuscan capitals and square plinths.

COLUMN MATERIAL:  PolyStone® fiberglass composite (FRP)

COLUMN SIZE:   10″ x 8′

PROJECT LOCATION:   Colorado Springs, CO

PROJECT BUILDER:   Peak Framing, Inc.

PROJECT COMMENTS:   Almost two years saw the construction of Restaurant 1858 along with Seven Falls – since a flooding that closed the attraction.  The re-opening (August 2015) will mark the first time that a company — not a family entity — has owned a piece of this magnificent canyon.

Restaurant 1858 features (31) of Chadsworth’s PolyStone® fiberglass composite Belley columns with Tuscan capitals & square plinths.  Many of the columns were cut down on site and currently rest atop stone pedestals.

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The Composite Order is considered to be wholly a Roman Order.  Although the order emerged during the Empire age, it wasn’t until the early Renaissance period that it became a separate – the fifth – Classical Order of Architecture.  Some of the first examples of the Composite use was seen on the Arch of Titus (AD 82) in the Forum in Rome and later on the Arch of Septimus Severus (c. AD 204).  The Composite Order was another favorite by the Romans – and as so – Composite columns are regularly seen on triumphal arches.

The order, itself, is incredibly similar to the Corinthian Order, but the ultimate distinguishing factor of the Composite Order is the capital section of the column, which is deemed to be a fusion of the Ionic and Corinthian capitals.  However, there had been debate among classical architects such as Serlio, Vignola, Palladio & Scamozzi in regards to the best name for this order.  It has been identified as the “Italian Order,” the “Roman Order,” the “Latin Order,” and – of course – the “Composite Order.”  Due to Palladio’s urging of the name, “Composite” (Italian: Composito) – this is the term that has become the customary title for the order as a whole – as it logically makes sense that this order is a composition of the Ionic and the Corinthian Orders.

The significance of the Composite Order is connected to the notion held by the Romans of “conquering glory,” simply because many triumphal arches showcased Composite Columns; and it is known that the combination of Roman victory and subjugator’s annihilation was an extremely formalized event (as seen in the construction of large triumphal arches).  There is a valid link between the use of a new classical order to denote an independent order that did not precisely copy the architectural styles of conquered nations.  The Composite Order, therefore, can be directly correlated to both Roman victory and humiliation of the defeated, and many Renaissance authors have associated this order with the female goddess, Victoria – a winged figure holding a victor’s wreath for crowning the emperor.

The Composite Order is classified by slender proportions and has a column height of 10 diameters.  The column shaft can either be plain or fluted.  Fluted shafts consist of (24) flutes around the column and fillets in between them, with the flutes being rounded off before meeting both the capital and the base.  The column shaft terminates downward to an Ionic (or Attic) base that consists of two convex tori (an upper and lower ring) that are divided by a concave section called a scotia.  The Composite capital, although similar in certain aspects, is what distinguishes the order from the Corinthian Order, specifically.  It has the standard inverted bell-shape platform that is separated from the column’s shaft by an astragal molding.  The bell-shape platform is divided into three rows – the bottom two with identical acanthus leaves surrounding the capital.   Two small flower accents ascend from the upper row of acanthus leaves on each face of the capital that rest below what is, essentially, an Ionic capital.  The third, and uppermost, row of the capital is made up of eight volutes (as characterized by the Ionic Order) that are diagonally positioned to support the abacus at each adjoining angle.  The square abacus has (4) concave sides that curve outwardly to a point.  Egg-and-dart molding that is typical in an Ionic capital sits directly underneath the abacus and is part of the upper row of the capital.  Each face of the abacus is adorned with a centrally-placed fleuron ornament.

The Corinthian & Composite entablatures are the tallest of all the orders at a height of 2 diameters, and the latter follows the same details that are seen in the Corinthian entablature.  It consists of 3 main parts (bottom to top):  the architrave, the frieze, and the cornice.  The architrave, in regards to detail, ranged in design – from generally plain designs to extravagant ornamentations.  The frieze typically featured a continuous panel of sculpted ornamentation.  The uppermost part of the entablature, the cornice, was the most distinct section due to its increased embellishments.  It maintained the use of dentils but also incorporated the use of bracket-like decorations that were situated under the corona and evenly spaced along the spans of the entablature.  The cornice showcased a vast repertoire of circular ornamentations, or modillions, that were highly enriched with acanthus designs.  The cymatium was the top level of the entablature, and it extended past the frieze.

Overall, the Composite Order displays sumptuous decoration that reflects a sense of triumph and grandeur.  Historically, Composite columns were utilized to represent Victory, and they seemingly represent the blending of Wisdom with Beauty.  As so, Composite columns are best utilized for projects that call for supreme opulence, prestige, and success.


(click on the plates to review the .pdf)

The Composite Order - Plate The Composite Entablature - Plate The Composite Capital Layout - Plate The Composite Capital - Plate The Composite Base - Plate

Courtesy of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art | Renderings by: M. Gunnison Collins


•  Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus (Roman)
•  Thermae of Diocletian (Roman)
•  Arch of Titus (Roman)
•  The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza (Roman)
•  Loggia del Capitaniato (Roman)

Lescot Wing, the Louvre | Paris, France

Lescot Wing, the Louvre | Paris, France











Somerset House | London, England

Somerset House | London, England











Altarpiece capitals, St. James' Church | Goose Creek, South Carolina

Altarpiece capitals, St. James’ Church | Goose Creek, SC


Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Peachtree City, GA





COLUMN DESIGN:  PolyStone® fiberglass composite columns with Tuscan capitals and base moldings / plinths.


COLUMN MATERIAL:  PolyStone® fiberglass composite.


COLUMN SIZE:  16″ x 16′-02″

PROJECT LOCATION:  Peachtree City, Georgia


PROJECT COMMENTS:  Chadsworth Columns produced one of our most recognized and highly acclaimed columns for the Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Our award-winning PolyStone® composite columns.  This project featured (4) of our Design #200 columns – Tuscan, plain, round, tapered with Entasis.


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The Brownstone | Patterson, NJ






COLUMN DESIGN:  PolyStone® Composite Columns.  Roman Corinthian capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.


COLUMN MATERIAL:  PolyStone® fiberglass composite.


COLUMN SIZE:  8″ x 8′

PROJECT LOCATION:  Patterson, New Jersey


PROJECT COMMENTS:  The Brownstone is a historic landmark that has been around since the early 1800’s.  They hold many yearly events, which is encompassed by their beautiful landscape.  When they renovated their courtyard area, Chadsworth was chosen to provide (14) exterior PolyStone® columns for their colonnade.  The columns are made from our award-winning composite material, and consist of Roman Corinthian capitals and Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.


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Before & After Project | Chadsworth Columns

Before and After Project
Original Post: by Fivecat Studio
Some Current Work
We have several interesting projects developing at Fivecat Studio,
so I thought I would start sharing some of them with you.
We’ve been working with a couple in Chappaqua, for several
years now, developing a master plan for their home on King Street.
The house was originally built by the Ginsberg family in the late
1920’s.  Mr. Ginsberg owned much of the land along what is

now Rt. 120.
The King Street House project, which I have shared previously,
was built for one of Mr. Ginsberg’s sons and the home we are
currently working on (photos below) was built for the other son.
The first phase of the master plan is to add a new entry porch,
replace the roof, restore the wood trim and refinish the existing
stucco.  This phase is just about complete, so here are some
before and after photos.

Chadsworth Columns Before Photograph Chadsworth Columns | Before Photo - King Street House
(actually it’s not yet complete, as you can see by the scaffolding still hanging from the rear wall)
Chadsworth Columns | After Photographs | Porch Columns Porch Columns | Chadsworth Columns | Square 14" Composite Columns
The new porch includes a mahogany roof deck accessed from the
master bedroom, 14″ composite columns from Chadsworth and a
limestone landing & steps.  The diamond detail in the limestone
refers to the existing marble tile floor in the entry foyer.

As we complete the remaining phases, I will post more photos.
I will also begin sharing some of our other work. [abridged]