Snowmass history: Anderson Ranch honors Sam Maloof with barn naming

Furniture craftsman taught wood program at arts campus

Aspen Historical Society
Furniture craftsman Sam Maloof sits in front of a background of wooden shapes hung on the wall. The barn at Anderson Ranch was named in his honor; the photo appeared in the July 24, 1986 edition of The Aspen Times.
Aspen Historical Society Aspen Times Collection/Courtesy photo

“Anderson Ranch to name wood barn after Sam Maloof,” proclaimed The Aspen Times on July 24, 1986. “Sam Maloof, a contemporary figure in the crafting of handmade furniture, has been teaching in the wood program for many years. He also has donated works for the annual Anderson Ranch fundraising auction. The woodworking facility has been in operation in its present form since 1984. The old log cabin has been restored and enlarged by architect Harry Teague. … Featured in Fine Woodworking, Maloof is best known for his rocking chairs.”

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