“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Barteldes, Hartig Building



—Lower Downtown Walking Tour —

Barteldes, Hartig Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
1. Barteldes, Hartig Building Marker
Inscription. For more than a century, Denver's warehouse district has centered on Wynkoop. Stimulated by the arrival of the railroads in 1870 and the subsequent need for distribution services, an impressive array of three-to-five story warehouses, flat roofed and faced in brick and often with stone trim, popped up from Cherry Creek to 19th Street. Unlike industrial plants built by engineers, most warehouses were the work of architects, and reflected the desire by warehousers for elegant and prestigious buildings in which to house both their storage facilities and their corporate offices. At one time, almost all warehouses along Wynkoop had covered loading docks and rail spurs. Sections of track are still visible as it is in the alley behind 1600 Wynkoop Street. This edifice housed Barteldes, Hartig & Co., a wholesale purveyor of fruits, produce and seeds, as well as feed, grain and hay. The present building, designed by Gove & Walsh to support 600 pounds per square foot, was built in 1906. A pedestrian bridge from the former 16th Street viaduct once led to the second story of this warehouse. Also of note are the double-wide alleys running between Wynkoop and Wazee Street which contained store fronts.
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Former Barteldes, Hartig Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. Former Barteldes, Hartig Building
On far right, second floor, can be seen the old doorway to the former 16th Street viaduct.
the Lower Downtown Historic District.
Location. 39° 45.114′ N, 105° 0.045′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street and Wynkoop Street, on the right when traveling north on 16th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Wynkoop Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. S. Morey Mercantile Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Lee Building - 1907 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sugar Building 1906 (about 400 feet away); Union Station Area (about 400 feet away); Oxford Hotel and Annex (about 500 feet away); Denver City Railway Building (about 500 feet away); Union Station (about 500 feet away); Spratlen-Anderson Building (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Denver.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016.
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