Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
Wall Street of the Rockies
— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Overnight, paper empires collapsed. Prominent businessman Claude Boettcher borrowed $2 million in life insurance and plunged into the market to recoup his losses. Fifty-six of Colorado’s 174 state and national banks closed their doors.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 14w.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
Location. 39° 44.782′ N, 104° 59.469′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street south of California Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. Boom and Bust (here, next to this marker); Misery (within shouting distance of this marker); March On (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado (within shouting E is for Equitable (within shouting distance of this marker); Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); Shock Treatment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Barnes Dance (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
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 175 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.