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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Denver, Colorado

Clickable Map of Denver County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Denver County, CO (114) Adams County, CO (20) Arapahoe County, CO (15) Jefferson County, CO (81)  DenverCounty(114) Denver County (114)  AdamsCounty(20) Adams County (20)  ArapahoeCounty(15) Arapahoe County (15)  JeffersonCounty(81) Jefferson County (81)
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1Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 9w — "The Bank that Looks Like a Bank"Wall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
In 1915, this was the Colorado National Banks slogan. Designed by W.E. and A.A. Fischer, the buildings bronze vault and door weighs 73,000 lbs with supports walls three-and-a-half inches thick. Inside the vaults, the doors alone weigh 62,000 . . . Map (db m135451) HM
2Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 20w — “I’m Either a Lawyer or I’m Not. Don’t Drag Being a Woman Into It.”Wall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
In 1887, Mary Lathrop came to Denver to recover from tuberculosis. She became the city’s first female attorney in 1896.Map (db m135517) HM
3Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 15th / Wazee Street1865-1875 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
At the very heart of Denver’s rough beginnings, Fifteenth Street actually followed the old military trails from Santa Fe, Fort Union and trading posts north and south of Denver. It was here that General Larimer expropriated the one . . . Map (db m118601) HM
4Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 17e — 17th’S 25th AnniversaryWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
On December 10, 1975, 17th Street celebrated its 25th year as a concrete street. Anniversary invitations were engraved in old English and former Governor John Love led the champagne toast. In 1950, amid great City Council debate, 17th Street . . . Map (db m135544) HM
5Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
18th St. Atrium 1919 One of the last buildings constructed in "Warehouse Row," which stretched from Cherry Creek to the 1900 blocks of Wynkoop Street, 1621 18th Street originated as the warehouse and offices for Bourk, . . . Map (db m97346) HM
6Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Alfred Dach
This masonry labor for this memorial is donated by Stephan Dach in loving memory of his father Alfred who perished in the early years of World War II in a Nazi Concentration Camp. May this be a reminder of him and all those others who have perished . . . Map (db m46101) HM
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7Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 5e — All Washed UpWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The legend says that Denver's early settlers, who made their camp on the banks of Cherry Creek, laughed at the Arapaho, a local Indian tribe, for making their camp inconveniently far from the water's edge. The Arapaho warned the settlers of . . . Map (db m135440) HM
8Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 6e — Arapahoe StreetWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Before the founding of the City of Denver, the tribe that camped in the area called themselves “Inuna-ina" meaning, “Our people.” This tribe was also known as “Arapaho,” the word for “trader” or “buyer” in Pawnee. Denver’s founders honored . . . Map (db m135442) HM
9Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Armenian Genocide
April 24, 1915, in memory of one and one half million Armenians, victims of the first genocide of the twentieth century.Map (db m46057) HM
10Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Barney Ford Building1863 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
The significance of 1514 Blake St. lies in its connection to the remarkable life of black pioneer Barney Ford. Ford was born a slave on January 22, 1822 in Stafford, Virginia, but escaped to Chicago, where he worked with the underground railroad . . . Map (db m118597) HM
11Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Barteldes, Hartig Building1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
For more than a century, Denver's warehouse district has centered on Wynkoop. Stimulated by the arrival of the railroads in 1870 and the subsequent need for distribution services, an impressive array of three-to-five story warehouses, flat roofed . . . Map (db m97395) HM
12Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Blake Street AreaLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988 —
Blake Street was named after Charles Blake, who came to Denver in 1858, and established supply depots throughout Lower Downtown. Originally, the area was Denver's warehouse, brothel, and sporting house district. Some of the most infamous . . . Map (db m97357) HM
13Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Boeing RB-52B StratofortressUSAF Serial Number 52-0005
The B-52 program had its roots in 1945, when the United States Army Air Forces sought to expand its capabilities with a long-range heavy bomber and jet powered flight. This resulted in the development of the Boeing YP-52 prototype that made its . . . Map (db m119433) HM
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14Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 8w — BonfilsWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
"A dog fight on Champa Street is of more interest to Denverites than a war in Europe." Frederick Bonfils (1860-1933) Founder of The Denver Post and prominent philanthropist Map (db m135447) HM
15Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 13e — Boom and BustWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The downtown skyline was transformed in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the Denver economy boomed based on the price of oil. As oil prices fell below $10/barrel in 1986, Denver’s economy contracted. In 1986, the Denver economy entered its . . . Map (db m135486) HM
16Colorado (Denver County), Denver — C. S. Morey Mercantile Building1896 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
Constructed in 1896 for $75,000, the Morey Mercantile Building was the first notable warehouse to be built after the 1893 silver crash. Designed by Gove & Walsh, the structure included a spice grinding mill, roasting plant, extract laboratory and . . . Map (db m97396) HM
17Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Camp Weld
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ——— This is the southwest corner of Camp Weld Established September 1861 for Colorado Civil War Volunteers. Named for Lewis L. Weld, first Secretary of Colorado . . . Map (db m203499) HM
18Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 3e — Cherry Creek Emigrant's SongWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
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19Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Civil War ArtilleryG.A.R. Memorial
(This memorial is made up to three plaques, each found at the base of a different piece of artillery.) Civil War Artillery 13-inch Seacoast Mortar Donated in 1897 by the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Artillery 11-inch . . . Map (db m61985) WM
20Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Clark and Gruber Mint1860 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
In the 1860’s, when gold from Colorado’s grubstakes began flowing into Denver at a mad pace, the costly and risky problem of shipping it to banks back East was neatly solved by Clark, Gruber and Co. In a building near this site, the banking firm . . . Map (db m51712) HM
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21Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 4w — Coal Miner's DaughterWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Josephine Roche, daughter of a wealthy coal mine operator, ran for governor in 1934. She advocated a progressive sales tax that fell heavily on the rich. Although she lost the election, she became Assistant Secretary of Treasury, the second . . . Map (db m135101) HM
22Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado Soldier's Monument
(West side): Colorado Territory - Organized February 28, 1861 Colorado Admitted as a State August 1, 1876 Census of Territory in 1861 - 23,331 War Governors William Gilpin Richard Ed Whitsitt Adjutant General 1861-1862 John . . . Map (db m4745) HM
23Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado State Capitol Time Capsule
Memorial Stone commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Colorado State Capitol. The time capsule beneath this stone contains messages and memorabilia from the people of Colorado in 1990 to its people in 2090. . . . Map (db m46059) HM
24Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado State Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by the people of Colorado in gratitude and respect for the men and women who have proudly served and sacrificed in our nation’s armed forces.Map (db m46079) HM
25Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado Volunteers1898-1899
(West Side:) Puerta Real, Royal Gate through which officers of the American Army entered the walled city to negotiate the Surrender of Manila Map of the Philippine Islands emblematic of the territory and . . . Map (db m75608) WM
26Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Constitution Hall
The First National Bank of Denver made its first home here in 1866, with a building constructed for a cost of $45,000. The bank stayed at this location for 10 years, enlarging rooms, installing fancy gas lights, and in 1875, adding a third floor . . . Map (db m27508) HM
27Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 5w — D&F Tower and Skyline ParkWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The D&F Tower at the corner of 16th and Arapahoe Streets is all that remains of the Daniels & Fisher department store that stood on this block. After its construction in 1911, the D&F Tower was for many years the tallest building in Denver. . . . Map (db m135103) HM
28Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver CityLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988 —
The area known today as Lower Downtown, is the Location of the original town of Denver. Gold seekers from Lawrence, Kansas staked the first claim in September of 1858, under the name St. Charles Town Association, but they left only one man to . . . Map (db m27493) HM
29Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver City Railway Building1883 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
Originally built as the stables for the Denver City Railway Company in 1883, this building was the birthplace of Denver's Public Transportation system. Horse drawn trolleys, soon replaced by one of America's most extensive cable car networks, . . . Map (db m97394) HM
30Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 15w — Denver Says "No" to HateWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
November 18, 1997 While waiting for a bus on 17th Street, Oumar Dia was shot and killed because of the color of his skin. Jeannie Van Velkinburgh who came to his assistance was shot and paralyzed. In response to the murder, thousands of . . . Map (db m135508) HM
31Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver's Old City Hall
This bell is the only existing relic of Denver's old city hall. Built on this site in 1883 and razed in 1936.Map (db m27292) HM
32Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 7w — Don't PanicWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The Silver Panic of 1893 brought 17th Street to her knees. Eventually she recovered; gold was the reason she survived. Golden riches arrived from the mines of Cripple Creek filling Denver's coffers. This Golden Era is symbolized by the gold . . . Map (db m135105) HM
33Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 16e — Dow Jones AverageLocal Boy Makes Good — Wall Street of the Rockies • Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Charles Henry Dow, the first editor of the Wall Street Journal, created the stock market index with Edward D. Jones in 1897. Dow, who had worked as a bookkeeper for a Leadville mining operation, was the first Vice-President of the . . . Map (db m135528) HM
34Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 12w — E is for EquitableWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Constructed in 1890-92, the Equitable Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has long been home to many of Denver’s most prestigious law firms and financial institutions, and is generally regarded as the last great building . . . Map (db m135472) HM
35Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Edward W. Wynkoop
This building is named for Edward W. Wynkoop (1836-1891) to honor his peacemaking efforts, though unsuccessful, to resolve the Indian-white conflict which resulted tragically in the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864. Exaggerated reports of . . . Map (db m97294) HM
36Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Elephant Corral
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ——— Immediately north-east of this point and covering much of Block 18 East Denver stood the famous Elephant Corral camp ground, immigrant headquarters and stock . . . Map (db m203481) HM
37Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 421 — Elitch Theatre
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203421) HM
38Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 10w — Four CornersWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
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 . . . Map (db m4659) HM
39Colorado (Denver County), Denver — General Electric Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m119861) HM
40Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Gold Was Discovered
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ——— One mile north of this point Gold Was Discovered on June 22, 1850, by a party of California-bound Cherokees. The discovery was made by Louis Ralston, whose name . . . Map (db m203500) HM
41Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 21w — GridlockWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The five-pointed intersection at 17th and Broadway is the result of shifts in Denver’s street grid. The grid shift created the triangular-shaped block upon which the Brown Palace Hotel is located. Here, the original grid which runs parallel . . . Map (db m135518) HM
42Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 19e — Help!Wall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
On August 26, 1964 five thousand screaming fans waited outside the Brown Palace Hotel for hours hoping to catch a glimpse of their idols, the Beatles. Well-rehearsed in evading mobs, the “Fab Four” sneaked into the hotel through a service . . . Map (db m167285) HM
43Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Henry Lee Building1907 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
The pattern of ownership of 1545 Wazee Street symbolizes the development of Denver's rail age boom as an industrial and supply city requiring large scale warehousing. Its first owner and occupant, Henry Lee, was an agriculturist, pioneer gardener . . . Map (db m27242) HM
44Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Hop Alley/Chinese Riot of 1880 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
During the 1860's, the first Chinese settled in Colorado, drawn here by the completion of the transcontinental railroad as well as by other demands for cheap manual labor. Existing amidst persecution, poverty and wretched living conditions, the . . . Map (db m96238) HM
45Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 19w — Human Rights HeroWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
“We have to organize. The best way to make the system work for us is cooperation.” -- Bernie Valdez (1912-1997) Co-founder of Latin American Education Foundation and the Latin American Research and Service Agency, and Head of the Colorado . . . Map (db m135515) HM
46Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Honor of Christopher Columbus
In Honor of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo 1451-1506) Italian Visionary and Great Navigator This bold explorer was the first European to set foot on uncharted land, on a West Indies beach in 1492. His four voyages brought . . . Map (db m4743) HM
47Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Memory of Sadie M. Likens
1840-1920 Who devoted many years of her life aiding the survivors of the Civil War and other wars. Erected A.D. 1923 By the Grand Army of the Republic, affiliated orders and friends.Map (db m5616) HM
48Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Irving HaleScholar, Soldiers, Citizen
Valedictorian of the first class, Denver high School, 1877. Graduated from United States Military Academy 1884 with record of 2070.4 out of possible 2075. War with Spain, Colonel 1st Colorado infantry U.S.V. His regiment led the advance in capture . . . Map (db m46108) HM
49Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Joe P. Martinez
Dedicated to honor Private Joe P. Martinez, Colorado’s first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.Map (db m46100) HM
50Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Larimer StreetLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988 —
General William H. Larimer, Jr., founder of Denver City which was established on November 22, 1858, named the city after the Governor of the Kansas Territory and the principal street after himself. Some of Denver’s first cabins were located at the . . . Map (db m51710) HM
51Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 2w — Let the Buyer BewareWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
In the 1880s and 1890s Denver was the nation's headquarters for "con" men, a dubious honor that it maintained into the early years of the 20th century. The most famous con man was "Soapy" Smith who sold $5.00 bars of soap from 17th Street, . . . Map (db m52186) HM
52Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Local Transit Through the AgesLook How Far We've Come — 1871-Present —
"Visitors to Denver will certainly find a great improvement because they will… step aboard any one of the different lines right at the door of Union Station." The Denver Post, May 26, 1918 (opening day of the Denver Tramway . . . Map (db m118591) HM
53Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Logan’s Memorial Day Order
General Orders, No. 11, Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington D.C. May 5, 1868. I. The 30th day of May, 1869, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of . . . Map (db m46107) HM
54Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Lynching in America / The Lynching of Preston Porter, Jr.Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Racial terror lynchings between 1877 and 1950 claimed the lives of thousands of Black people and terrorized millions more who were denied equal protection under the law. After the Civil War, white resistance to equal rights . . . Map (db m176150) HM
55Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Manhattan Beach
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ——— On the northwest shore of Sloan’s Lake was Manhattan Beach popular amusement park of the Gay Nineties, with a theater, boating, dancing, and specialties. Opened . . . Map (db m203490) HM
56Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Manny's Bridge
This bridge symbolizes the revitalization of lower downtown Denver in the late twentieth century and represents one of the many contributions made to our community by Emanuel "Manny" Salzman. After moving to LoDo in 1980, Manny and his wife, Joanne, . . . Map (db m97412) HM
57Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 14e — March OnWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Seventeenth Street is home to many of Denver’s parades. Annual parades include: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Memorial Day Parade Veteran’s Day Parade Parade of Lights National Western Stock Show Parade Special . . . Map (db m135525) HM
58Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 21e — Menu for the Brown PalaceWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
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59Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Merchandise Mart1930 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
Built in 1930-31 as a multi-tenant warehouse, 1863 Wazee Street is representative of the final building period in Lower Downtown until the boom of the 1980's. Architect Montana Fallis used the modernistic style to establish this building as Denver's . . . Map (db m97348) HM
60Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 1w — Mint Robbery February 1864Wall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The first man to rob the Denver Mint was “Small Bad Jim” – James Clark. The gold bars were so heavy that he began dropping them only one mile away in what is now Cheesman Park. Six days later, the desperado was captured 25 miles south of Colorado . . . Map (db m100808) HM
61Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 13w — MiseryWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Before the coming of the rails, stagecoaches were a major form of passenger transportation to and from Denver. In 1878, Helen Hunt Jackson wrote, The public coaches are here, as everywhere, uncomfortable, overloaded, intolerable. I know of no . . . Map (db m135476) HM
62Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 7e — National Woman Suffrage MovementWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Until 1911, Denver was the largest city in the nation where women could vote. Western states, including Colorado, were among the first to give women the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed full . . . Map (db m135444) HM
63Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 12e — OriginsWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Clark, Gruber and Company printed gold notes as well as producing $2.50, $5 and $20 gold pieces. After private mints were outlawed in 1864, the federal government took over the job as the Denver Mint. Clark, Gruber and Co. evolved to . . . Map (db m135483) HM
64Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 8e — Out with the Old...Wall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The Skyline Urban Renewal Project consisted of twenty blocks between Curtis Street and Larimar Street that were demolished in the late 1960s to “remove blight” and make way for the new and modern. There is a noticeable difference in scale between . . . Map (db m135445) HM
65Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Overland Park
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ——— Most historical of Denver’s municipal parks. Created in 1882. This site was homesteaded in 1862 by “Potato” Clark. Jim Beckwourth, Mulatto “Daredevil”, erected a home in 1860 .6 . . . Map (db m203446) HM
66Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Oxford Hotel and AnnexLower Downtown Walking Tour — 1891 —
The Oxford Hotel, built in 1891, is Denver's Oldest Hotel. Bankrolled by Brewer Adolph Zang and his partners Philip Feldhauser and William Mygatt, the hotel was designed by Denver's greatest 19th century architect, Frank E. Edbrooke. Through the . . . Map (db m6674) HM
67Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 73 — Passing of the Street Car
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— This plaque was presented to the City of Denver by the Colorado State Historical Society and the American Pioneer Trails Association on June 3, 1951, the day . . . Map (db m4679) HM
68Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Platte River Trail
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado ——— Commemorating the route of the Platte River Trail principal route of Colorado pioneers trail of Major S.H. Long in 1820 trappers’ trail of 1830s and 1840s the . . . Map (db m203494) HM
69Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 4e — Private Profits and the Public GoodWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Unlike San Francisco, which the Spanish founded as a mission, and Salt Lake City, which the Mormons started as a communal religious utopia, Denver originated as a place to make money. From the beginning, the town aspired to be the supply hub: . . . Map (db m135357) HM
70Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 6w — Rails and MountainsWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Down 17th Street, Longs Peak is visible over the roof of Union Station. Together, they symbolize two bases of Denver's economy. Since its founding in 1858, Denver has taken advantage of its location for freight and passenger transportation. . . . Map (db m135104) HM
71Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Red Light District Market Street1890 - 1912 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
'The wickedest street in the city' from the 1880's to 1912, Holliday (now Market Street) was awash in cheap cribs and elaborate bordellos, dance halls and seedy saloons where over 1,000 women sold their charms. In the bustling underground economy of . . . Map (db m96234) HM
72Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 1e — Rocky Mountain FashionWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
“Your ruffle shirts, standing collars and all kinds of fine clothing had better be left in your wardrobe at home. Discard all cotton or linen clothing; adapt yourself at once to woolen and leather; provide yourself with woolen underclothes. . . . Map (db m135351) HM
73Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 280 — Sand Creek Massacre
The controversy surrounding this Civil War Monument has become a symbol of Coloradans' struggle to understand and take responsibility for our past. On November 29, 1864, Colorado's First and Third Cavalry, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, . . . Map (db m6755) HM
74Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 11e — Shock TreatmentWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
By 1886, Denver’s transportation system was becoming more sophisticated with the use of an electric streetcar system. However, by 1887 its use declined and this mode of transport was ultimately abandoned. The electricity was inadequate and . . . Map (db m135480) HM
75Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Silas S. Soule
At this location on April 23, 1865, assassins shot and killed 1st Colorado Cavalary Officer Capt. Silas S. Soule. During the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, Soule had disobeyed orders by refusing to fire on Chief Black Kettle's . . . Map (db m67133) HM
76Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Site of the First Gathering of Freemasons in Colorado
Auraria is the site of the first informal gathering of Freemasons in what is now Colorado in Fall of 1858 and the first regular communication of Freemasons in the Territory of Colo. on October 1, 1859. These Freemasons were gold seekers. The search . . . Map (db m203471) HM
77Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 40 — Smoky Hill Trail
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— Here was the end of the famous Smoky Hill Trail Immigrant and stage road extending from the Missouri River to Denver. Traversed by pioneers in 1858. . . . Map (db m4678) HM
78Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 10e — Solid InvestmentWall 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 . . . Map (db m135478) HM
79Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Spratlen-Anderson Building1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
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 . . . Map (db m97415) HM
80Colorado (Denver County), Denver — St. Elmo Hotel1896 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
The St. Elmo Hotel, constructed in 1896, joined a pantheon of grand and small hotels clustered in lower downtown to serve railroad travelers. In 1870, the first Denver Pacific locomotive pulled into Denver, and prosperity followed close on its . . . Map (db m97391) HM
81Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Sugar Building1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
The sweet smell of success pervaded the Sugar Building from 1906, when it was constructed by the Great Western Sugar Company. During the 1920's, GW became the largest producer of sugar beets in the country. The original building was four stories . . . Map (db m22304) HM
82Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 9e — Take Your PickWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
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83Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park
The Auraria higher education center is located on the site of Denver’s oldest continuously occupied settlement. In 1858, William Green Russell and his brothers found gold nearby and established this pioneer town of Auraria, which merged with Denver . . . Map (db m51708) HM
84Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 11w — The Barnes DanceWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The first traffic signal with a pedestrian "walk" component was installed here by Henry Barnes in 1952. The resultant diagonal crossing pattern was reminiscent of a square dance colloquially known as "the Barnes Dance." Barnes stated, "The . . . Map (db m135470) HM
85Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Birth of Denver Mass Transit
The evolution of mass transit in Denver began in 1871 and by the mid-1880s the system (eventually called the Denver City Railway) boasted 45 coaches and a sixteen-mile network of rails. In 1886, the Denver Tramway Company inaugurated the nation's . . . Map (db m135546) HM
86Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 16w — The Black BaronWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Mr. Barney Ford (1822-1902) was a former slave who dared to venture forth in the new frontier of Colorado. He eventually settled in Denver becoming a political activist, prominent businessman and sometimes millionaire.Map (db m135510) HM
87Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Buckhorn ExchangeEstablished 1893 — Denver’s Oldest Restaurant —
In November 1893, Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz opened a saloon in this building, which was built about 1886 by Neef Brothers Brewery. Known as the Rio Grande Exchange, the saloon catered to the railroaders working across Osage Street at . . . Map (db m51709) HM
88Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The City BeautifulLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988 —
Denver's municipal facts book of 1909 states "Denver is known in every civilized country as the 'City of Lights.'" Electric light bulbs were considered a miraculous new invention and Denver took full advantage of the ease and elegance these . . . Map (db m118598) HM
89Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Edbrooke Lofts
This site has been home to: 1880 • The Washington Hotel 1896 • Studebaker Buggy & Carriage Works 1902 • The Spratlen-Anderson Wholesale Grocery Company 1923 • Davis Brothers Drug Company 1957 • Lande Manufacturing 1990 • Edbrooke . . . Map (db m97417) HM
90Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Elephant CorralThe Lower Downtown Walking Tour — 1902 —
An ancestor to the beginnings of the National Western Stock Show, the Elephant Corral was home to prairie oxen and mountain mules, horses, and cows, but not a single elephant. In fact, the name is said to relate to a metaphor for the Gold Rush days . . . Map (db m199427) HM
91Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The House of Mirrors1942 Market Street
This building was constructed by madam Jennie Rogers in 1889 and became the classiest bordello in the Rocky Mountain West. Another famous pleasure queen, Mattie Silks, operated the business from 1911 until it was closed by federal edict in . . . Map (db m96236) HM
92Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Molly Brown House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Building under the provisions of the historic site act of 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the State of Colorado United States Department . . . Map (db m47192) HM
93Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The People of the Stationand the Stories they Tell — Voices from the Past —
”Union Station belongs to all of us.” Union Station neighbor, 2002 Rich or poor, famous or anonymous, everybody passed through Union Station from the time it opened in 1881. A trip to the station meant something new was . . . Map (db m118585) HM
94Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 32 — The Rocky Mountain News
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado On this site stood the original home of Rocky Mountain News First newspaper established in the Pike's Peak Gold Region Founded by Wm. N.Byers, April 23, 1859, . . . Map (db m5780) HM
95Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 14w — The Stock Market Crash of 1929Wall 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.Map (db m135490) HM
96Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado
Was founded on this site at a meeting in the Unity Church on January 11, 1876. In 1893 Colorado became the second state in the Union to grant women the right to vote.Map (db m135106) HM
97Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Theatre AlumniThe Historic Elitch Theatre
While we cannot showcase 100-years of stars, here are some of the brightest… Antoinette Perry (1904 & 1908) She may not be a household name, but you probably know the Tony Awards — the annual award for excellence in Theatre. . . . Map (db m203431) HM
98Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 20e — Those Illustrious BrownsWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Orphaned at age seven, Henry C. Brown worked on a farm in Ohio where he learned carpentry. In 1860, Brown moved to Denver and set up shop. He went on to become one of Denver’s most important early developers. He donated land for the State Capitol, . . . Map (db m135541) HM
99Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 18e — Top of the WorldWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Long’s Peak, visible at the end of 17th Street, is 14,255 feet in elevation. The National Forest Service lists 54 peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation within the state of Colorado. Mt. Elbert at 14,433 feet it the highest peak in the Rocky . . . Map (db m135531) HM
100Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Union Station1880 / 1914 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
Denver's Union Station was constructed to consolidate rail activity in the City and to replace the four separate stations serving the boom town. When completed in 1890 in an Italianate style of Colorado Rhyolite with sandstone trim, the station . . . Map (db m118592) HM

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