Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Wall Street of the Rockies
— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Charles Boettcher (1852-1948) was a German immigrant who played several key roles in the state’s economic development. He introduced the sugar beet industry to Colorado and established the Great Western Sugar Company.
While building sugar beet refineries, Boettcher was often delayed by the poor availability of cement. He bought a cement plant in Portland, Colorado, created a new company, and built its headquarters, the Ideal Cement Building at 17th and Champa.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 10e.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
Location. 39° 44.841′ N, 104° 59.543′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 821 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceFour Corners (within shouting distance of this marker); Take Your Pick (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonfils (within shouting distance of this marker); Shock Treatment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barnes Dance (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bank that Looks Like a Bank" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origins (about 300 feet away); E is for Equitable (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . Charles Boettcher: Denver Businessman. Colorado Virtual Library website entry (Submitted on December 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3. submitted on December 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.