Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory
—Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
1. Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory Marker
Windsor Farm Dairy Building
A building with a milky past, the Windsor Farm Dairy was built in 1918 for $30.000. A leading Denver architectural firm, Fisher & Fisher, designed this red brick structure with terra cotta trim for H. Brown Cannon, Sr. The dairy herd grazed on a farm near the site of Windsor Gardens in southeast Denver, but the milk, butter and cheese were processed in this building. In 1928, Meadow Gold bought Windsor Farm Dairy and moved their processing operation here from 1801 Wynkoop St. Meadow Gold remained in this dairy building until 1973.
The Crocker Cracker Factory
A fine example of 19th Century factory building, the Crocker Cracker Factory was built in 1887 by F.W. Crocker, and used by the American Biscuit Manufacturing Company as a steam cracker bakery. Built of heavy timber in the Italianate style, its decorative stone masonry remains in near original condition, as do most of the exterior door and window openings. Nabisco occupied the building until 1945, after which the factory became a warehouse. Of particular note is the decorative brick cornice, decorating bands of coursing and the arched lintels and stone sills of the windows.
Erected by the Lower Downtown Historic District.
Location. 39° 45.19′ N, 104° 59.736′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado
, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of Blake Street and 19th Street, on the left when traveling west on Blake Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1860 Blake Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blake Street Area (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merchandise Mart (about 400 feet away); The House of Mirrors (about 500 feet away); Hop Alley/Chinese Riot of 1880 (about 500 feet away); Red Light District Market Street (about 500 feet away); 18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Elmo Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward W. Wynkoop (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . LoDo History on the Windsor Dairy. (Submitted on August 31, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.