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18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse

 

—Lower Downtown Walking Tour —

 
18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
1. 18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse Marker
Inscription.
18th St. Atrium
1919

One of the last buildings constructed in "Warehouse Row," which stretched from Cherry Creek to the 1900 blocks of Wynkoop Street, 1621 18th Street originated as the warehouse and offices for Bourk, Donaldson and Taylor, Fruit and Vegetable wholesalers whose monogram remains on the structure. The building was designed by Fisher & Fisher architects, who designed many other Denver landmarks such as the Denver Tramway, Railway Exchange, and Colorado National Bank buildings. Proximity to Union Station allowed for easy rail access to loading docks and reflects Denver's transition from boom town to modern transportation center.

Littleton Creamery
Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse
1903

A prominent industrial work of Gove & Walsh architects, 1801 Wynkoop is a wonder of bricklaying craftsmanship. The building was constructed in several phases, beginning in 1903, as a refrigeration warehouse first for Littleton Creamery, then the Beatrice Creamery. Butter, cheese, cream and dairy supplies were stored here from 1903 to 1979, when conversion to office and showroom space was delayed seven weeks until three feet of ice was defrosted from the walls. To enliven a large brick box, Gove and Walsh used polychromatic
18th St. Atrium Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. 18th St. Atrium Building
bricks in a variety of geometric designs.
 
Erected by the Lower Downtown Historic District.
 
Location. 39° 45.225′ N, 104° 59.899′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of 18th Street and Wynkoop Street, on the right when traveling north on 18th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1621 18th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward W. Wynkoop (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merchandise Mart (about 500 feet away); Denver City Railway Building (about 500 feet away); Union Station Area (about 600 feet away); Oxford Hotel and Annex (about 600 feet away); Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Elmo Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Denver.
 
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Littleton Creamery & Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
3. Littleton Creamery & Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse
Also known as the Icehouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016.
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