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Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

C. S. Morey Mercantile Building

1896

 

—Lower Downtown Walking Tour —

 
C. S. Morey Mercantile Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
1. C. S. Morey Mercantile Building Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1896 for $75,000, the Morey Mercantile Building was the first notable warehouse to be built after the 1893 silver crash. Designed by Gove & Walsh, the structure included a spice grinding mill, roasting plant, extract laboratory and print shop. Unusual but practical features of the building include a second story main entrance built for direct access to and from the old 16th Street viaduct (demolished in 1944), a double wide alley between this building and the Henry Lee Building, and train tracks in the front for easy transfer of goods. These functional attributes were essential for a thriving, eclectic distributor like Morey, who manufactured, packaged and marketed all manner of food products, as well as brooms, writing tablets, matches, snuff, chewing tobacco, and cigars. From its founding in 1884, Morey Mercantile grew into an empire, becoming the largest wholesaler in the Rocky Mountain Region until its sale to Continental Foods in 1956. Even today, "C.S. Morey Mercantile Company" remains cut in stone above the second-story door on 16th Street.
 
Erected by the Lower Downtown Historic District.
 
Location. 39° 45.103′ N, 105° 0.06′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at
Former C. S. Morey Mercantile Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. Former C. S. Morey Mercantile Building
Marker is on wall just up the stairs at building corner. The building's first floor is the second retail location for the Tattered Cover Book Store.
the intersection of Wynkoop Street and 16th Street Mall, on the right when traveling east on Wynkoop Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1628 16th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barteldes, Hartig 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); Spratlen-Anderson Building (about 500 feet away); Union Station Area (about 500 feet away); The Edbrooke Lofts (about 500 feet away); Oxford Hotel and Annex (about 600 feet away); Denver City Railway Building (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Denver.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on September 2, 2016.
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