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

Wall Street of the Rockies

 
 
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.
Four Corners

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.

Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado

(Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 39° 44.837′ N, 104° 59.563′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of Champa Street and Seventeenth Street, on the right when traveling north on Champa Street. Touch for map. Located on the southeast corner (the corner with the red sandstone building). All the other buildings are white/buff colored stone. Marker is in this post office area: Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silas S. Soule ( approx. mile away); Mint Robbery ( approx. mile away); Let the Buyer Beware ( approx. mile away); Larimer Street ( approx. 0.3 miles away);
Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) 1907 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
2. Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) 1907
Across Champa Street from the Monaco Hotel and across 17th Street from the Boston Building.
Clark and Gruber Mint ( approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Elmo Hotel ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Denver's Old City Hall ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The House of Mirrors ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Regarding Wall Street of the Rockies. 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.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Boston Building (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,918 times since then and 268 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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