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

"The Bank that Looks Like a Bank"

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado

 
"The Bank that Looks Like a Bank" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. "The Bank that Looks Like a Bank" Marker
Inscription.  In 1915, this was the Colorado National Banks slogan.

Designed by W.E. and A.A. Fischer, the buildings bronze vault and door weighs 73,000 lbs with supports walls three-and-a-half inches thick. Inside the vaults, the doors alone weigh 62,000 lbs. or twice the weight of the complete vault and safe of 1874.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 9w.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.863′ N, 104° 59.592′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 17th 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. Bonfils (within shouting distance of this marker); Take Your Pick (within shouting distance of this marker); Out with the Old... (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Corners (within shouting distance of this marker);
The former Colorado National Bank, now the Renaissance Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. The former Colorado National Bank, now the Renaissance Hotel.
Marker is at far right of building, in the sidewalk. The Colorado Yule Marble Company provided the stone that faced the exterior. The same marble was used to build the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Don't Panic (within shouting distance of this marker); National Woman Suffrage Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Solid Investment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rails and Mountains (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website on the marker. (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
One of the many vaults in the Renaissance Hotel. This one is a meeting room now. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
3. One of the many vaults in the Renaissance Hotel. This one is a meeting room now.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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