“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)

Spratlen-Anderson Building



—Lower Downtown Walking Tour —

Spratlen-Anderson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
1. Spratlen-Anderson Building Marker
Inscription. On the original site of the Washington Hotel and Studebaker Buggy and Carriage House, this building was constructed in 1906 as a four-story warehouse for the Spratlen-Anderson Mercantile Co. Frank Edbrooke designed the original structure, as well as a two-story addition built in 1919. He used his characteristic paired arched windows divided by roundels, a style he also employed in the seventh story of his famed Brown Palace Hotel. The building was completed towards the end of Edbrooke's career and reveals his transition to a simpler, more sober and refined style, characteristic of post-silver crash architecture. The Spratlen Mercantile Warehouse was purchased in 1923 by the Davis Brothers Drug Company. Davis moved to Denver from Rawlings, Wyoming and purchased the firm in 1901. He died tragically in a railroad crash in 1909, but his sons and grandsons went on to build Davis Brothers into a large wholesale drug firm.
Erected by the Lower Downtown Historic District.
Location. 39° 45.049′ N, 105° 0.129′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street and Wynkoop Street, on the right when traveling south on 15th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Wynkoop Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Spratlen-Anderson Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. Spratlen-Anderson Building
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Edbrooke Lofts (within shouting distance of this marker); Wynkoop Street RR Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manny's Bridge (about 400 feet away); C. S. Morey Mercantile Building (about 500 feet away); Henry Lee Building - 1907 (about 600 feet away); Barteldes, Hartig Building (about 600 feet away); Sugar Building 1906 (about 600 feet away); Constitution Hall (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Denver.
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 281 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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