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

Four Corners

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado

 
Wall Street of the Rockies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
1. Wall Street of the Rockies Marker
The plaque is in the sidewalk pavement. Look for others around town.
Inscription.  The four corners of 17th and Champa Streets are occupied by the Boston Building (1890), the Colorado National Bank (1915), the Railway Exchange (Title) Building (1937), and the Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) Building (1907). All were built of Colorado Yule marble, red sandstone and travertine.

At one time, this intersection was considered the heart of Denver's Business District.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 10w.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.837′ N, 104° 59.563′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Champa Street and 17th Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the southeast corner (the corner with the red sandstone building). All the other buildings are white/buff colored stone. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1690 Champa Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solid Investment (within shouting distance of
Four Corners Marker in sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. Four Corners Marker in sidewalk
this marker); Bonfils (within shouting distance of this marker); Take Your Pick (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bank that Looks Like a Bank" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barnes Dance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shock Treatment (about 300 feet away); Origins (about 300 feet away); Out with the Old... (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Regarding Four Corners. Rich in history from fortune seekers during the 1850 gold rush, Denver is a city known for it's picturesque Rocky Mountains, excellent educational systems, financial hub, skiing, and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

Strategically located near the middle of the United States, business leaders in Denver can communicate with the Munich and Tokyo banking centers, via satellite, on the same business day. Known as the "Wall Street of the Rockies", Denver boasts diverse and thriving financial and business markets.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website on the marker.
Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) 1907 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
3. Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) 1907
Across Champa Street from the Monaco Hotel and across 17th Street from the Boston Building.
(Submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Boston Building (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
4. The Boston Building (1890)
Note the plaque is in the sidewalk at the corner next to the post holding the traffic lights.
Colorado National Bank (1915) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
5. Colorado National Bank (1915)
Across Champa from the Boston Building.
Railway Exchange Building (1937) aka Hotel Monaco image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
6. Railway Exchange Building (1937) aka Hotel Monaco
Across 17th Street from the Colorado National Bank.
Champa and 17th Street image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 25, 2007
7. Champa and 17th Street
On the left fore corner is Ideal Cement (1907), in the center, the red building is the Boston Building (1890). Not visible are the Hotel Monaco (1937) and the Colorado National Bank (1907).
Colorado National Bank Building (1915) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
8. Colorado National Bank Building (1915)
<i>Looking Up Seventeenth Street from Champa, Denver, Colo.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
9. Looking Up Seventeenth Street from Champa, Denver, Colo.
This view was taken from the same location as the marker, albeit from 5-6 storeys up.
 

More. Search the internet for Four Corners.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,246 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on June 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   8. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   9. submitted on June 19, 2019. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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