“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.
Photographed 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
Spratlen-Anderson Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. Spratlen-Anderson Building
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Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Wynkoop 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. The Edbrooke Lofts (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th / Wazee Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Elephant Corral (about 400 feet away); Wynkoop Street RR Bridge (about 400 feet away); Manny's Bridge (about 400 feet away); C. S. Morey Mercantile Building (about 500 feet away); Henry Lee Building (about 600 feet away); Barteldes, Hartig Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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