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Sugar Building 1906

Lower Downtown Walking Tour

 
 
Lower Downtown Walking Tour - Sugar Building 1906 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
1. Lower Downtown Walking Tour - Sugar Building 1906 Marker
Inscription. The sweet smell of success pervaded the Sugar Building from 1906, when it was constructed by the Great Western Sugar Company. During the 1920's, GW became the largest producer of sugar beets in the country. The original building was four stories high and designed by Gove & Walsh Architects. A two-story addition was made to the building in 1912. Located in the heart of Denver's Warehouse District, the sugar building is functional in design and notable for its Sullivanesque arrangement of windows between vertical piers as well as for its use of terra cotta decoration based on geometric and foliage forms. Inside, two original Otis Elevators with iron cages and gates remain as surviving examples of this vintage. the Wazee Street side of the building extends three bays to where it is joined to the warehouse, a red brick building of the same height. A testament to the substantial influence of the Great Western Sugar Company on the economy of Colorado, and to the men who founded it and led its empire, the Sugar Building stands tall and proud and sweet.
 
Location. 39° 45.066′ N, 105° 0.001′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of 1th Street and Wazee Street on 1th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sugar Building image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
2. Sugar Building
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Lee Building - 1907 (within shouting distance of this marker); Barteldes, Hartig Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); C. S. Morey Mercantile Building (about 400 feet away); Oxford Hotel and Annex (about 500 feet away); Constitution Hall (about 500 feet away); Clark and Gruber Mint (about 600 feet away); Spratlen-Anderson Building (about 600 feet away); Union Station Area (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .  Lower Downtown Historic District. Provides a map of LoDo, as it's locally known, and details on each historic building. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
Decorative detail image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
3. Decorative detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,811 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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