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Browsing items in: Creating Your Community - Historic Denver

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    • Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

    • Mabel Landrum Torrey's "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" statue on stood in a Washington Park Water Fountain, placed there in 1918.
    • Statues.; Fountains.; Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood);
    • undated
    • Myrtle Hill Methodist Church

    • The original building for the Myrtle Hill Methodist Church, now Washington Park Community Church.
    • Mrytle Hill Methodist Church (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park Community Church (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • undated
    • Constitution Hall

    • Photo of building that housed the First National Bank of Denver, sign visible in photo. Delegate's to the state's Constitutional Convention met here in anticipation of Colorado being admitted to the Union. Also visible in the photo is a sign for...
    • Constitution Hall (Denver, Colo.); Lower Downtown (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • undated
    • Dos Chappell Bathhouse

    • The Dos Chappell Bathhouse on Smith Lake. The bathhouse was built in a Craftsman architectural style and designed by Frederick W. Ameter and James B. Hyder. It was sited to align with Marion Street Parkway, the original entrance to the park.
    • Bathhouses.; Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • undated
    • Swimming at Smith Lake

    • Young women in bathing suits run along the shore of Smith Lake in Washington Park.
    • Swimmers.; Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood);
    • undated
    • Fire Station No. 21

    • The original fire station No. 21, built in 1924 in a bungalow style.
    • Fire stations.; Denver (Colo.). Fire Department--Buildings.;
    • undated
    • Blessed Sacrament

    • Photo of Blessed Sacrament Church built in 1934 and designed by William Andres.
    • Blessed Sacrament Church (Denver, Colo.); Park Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • undated
    • Smiley Middle School

    • Smiley Middle School, built in 1928 with an addition in 1949. Visible are the distinctive twin towers.
    • Smiley Junior High School (Denver, Colo.); Park Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • undated
    • Streetcar

    • Streetcar labeled Colfax, approaching Marion. Man on bike and horse drawn carriage in background.
    • Trolley cars.
    • undated
    • Charles M. Kittredge Residence

    • Charles M Kittredge residence designed by Lang and Pugh. Shows turret, balcony, and porch.
    • Kittredge, Charles Marble, 1858-1940--Homes and haunts.
    • undated
    • Kate's Restaurant

    • Photo of 3435 Albion, the oldest remaining house in Park Hill, built in 1889.
    • Kate's Restaurant (Denver, Colo.); Park Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • undated
    • 1750 Forest Street Parkway

    • Merrill and Burnham Hoyt designed this Tudor Revival style house, built in 1928. It was built for poet Jamie Sexton Holme and her husband, Peter. The V-shaped plan provides one wing for entertaining and one wing for family.
    • Holme, Jamie Sexton--Homes and haunts.
    • undated
    • Italian Spy House

    • House designed by J.J. Benedict in the Italian Renaissance Style and built in 1910. The Italian consul lived n the house, and when he moved the basement was said to be loaded with radio and electronic equipment.
    • Italian Spy House (Denver, Colo.)
    • undated
    • Denver Children's Home

    • Visible is the Denver Children's Home built in 1902 and designed by Willis A. Marean and Albert J. Norton.
    • Childrens Home (Denver, Colo.)
    • undated
    • Denver Fire Department at Smith Lake

    • The Denver Fire Department conducts lifesaving exercises off the south shore of Smith Lake. Three men stand on dock while one man in diving suit jumps in lake. Boxes behind them are labeled No. 1 Denver Fire Dept.
    • Denver (Colo.). Fire Department.; Diving suits.; Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1940
    • East Colfax looking west

    • View of Cathedral and State Capitol down Colfax. Cars moving in either direction and street is lined with businesses. View west from Downing Street.
    • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Denver, Colo.); Colorado State Capitol (Denver, Colo.)
    • circa 1935
    • Lily Pond

    • View of Lily Pond and Rock and Water Garden viewed from southwest. The Olmsted Brothers elaborated Richard Schuetse's pond design and DeBoer designed the rock and water garden. The pond was completed in 1912.
    • Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1930
    • Grasmere Lake

    • Aerial view of Washington Park. Visible is Grasmere Lake, in the foreground, a large meadow, and Smith Lake. The neighborhood beyond the park is also visible.
    • Grasmere Lake (Denver, Colo.); Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1930
    • Lowry Field

    • Buildings and hangars for original Lowry Field. Sign over hangar read, ""This field is short, USE IT ALL.""
    • Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.); Lowry (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1924
    • Smith Lake

    • A woman and girl gaze across Smith Lake. A couple are in a row boat in the lake. The opposite shore is very crowded and there is a diving tower.
    • Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1920
    • Washington Park Community Church

    • Washington Park Community Church with unpaved streets. The architectural style is Classical Revival and the architects were Willis A. Marean and Albert J. Norton. The church was built from 1917 to 1919.
    • Washington Park Community Church (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1920
    • Oakes Home

    • View of Oakes Home and St. Elizabeth's Retreat Chapel. Oakes home was built in 1894 as the first tuberculosis sanatorium in the city.
    • St. Elizabeth's Retreat (Denver, Colo.); Religious facilities.; Highland (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • circa 1910
    • Frank Hall Residence

    • This Victorian style house was built in 1896 for Gen. Frank Hall. Frank Hall's wife, Susan Matthews, was the niece of Schuyler Colfax. Frank Hall held a number of significant posts over the years including acting as the secretary of the Butterfield...
    • Hall, Frank, 1836-1917--Homes and haunts.
    • circa 1900
    • Park Railway Company

    • Sketch of 0-4-0 T Steam Locomotive for the Park Railway Company.
    • Railroad cars.; Railroad companies.
    • circa 1888
    • James H. Blood Residence Interior

    • The interior of this 1891 house shows the woodwork in the home. It shows a staircase, rocking chair, and fireplace are visible.
    • Blood, James H.--Homes and haunts.
    • between 1885 and 1893
    • James H. Blood Residence

    • This Victorian style residence was built in 1891 and demolished in 1955. It was designed by Lang and Pugh. It was demolished to make way for a high-density apartment building.
    • Blood, James H.--Homes and haunts.
    • between 1885 and 1893
    • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    • View of completed cathedral building. Designed by Leon Coquard, Aaron M. Gove, and Thomas F. Walsh in a French Gothic style.
    • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Denver, Colo.)
    • After 1912
    • Washington Park Boathouse and Pavilion

    • Architect Jules Jaques Benois Benedict designed the artistic tile details pictured. Visible are the eaves of the Boathouse and Pavilion at Washington Park. The boathouse and pavilion were built in 1913 and the architectural style is eclectic.
    • Boathouses.; Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • Sink House

    • Sink House, an example of Late Modernism, was built in 1972 and designed by Chuck Sink
    • Sink House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Argonaut Hotel

    • Argonaut Hotel with Grant street sign in forefront. The hotel is a Classical Revival Building with the first three stories designed by T. Robert Weiger and two additional stories designed by Robert Willison and Montana Fallis. It was built over...
    • Argonaut Hotel (Denver, Colo.); North Capitol Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • City Park Esplanade

    • View of East High School and the City Park Esplanade. Visible is the 1917 Sullivan Gateway designed by Leo Lentelli.
    • East High School (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Fillmore Auditorium

    • Photo of the Fillmore Auditorium built in 1917 and designed by Edwin Moorman.
    • Fillmore Auditorium (Denver, Colo.); Auditoriums.
    • 2007
    • The Causey-Sterne House

    • The house pictured was built in 1913 and designed by Willis A. Marean and Albert J. Norton. It was originally owned by James Causey, then by William C. and Orian Stern. The grounds once covered a third of a block and the ornamental details found on...
    • Causey, James H.--Homes and haunts.; Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • The Peet-MacFarland House

    • The house pictured was designed by Jules J.B. Benedict in a Tudor style and built in 1915. There are half-timbered gables, columns and a two-story bay.
    • Houses--Denver--Colorado.
    • 2007
    • National Jewish Medical and Research Center

    • View of the newest building at National Jewish, the Iris and Michael Smith Clinics and Laboratories, dedicated in May 2007.
    • National Jewish Medical and Research Center (U.S.).; Health care facilities.; Medical centers.
    • 2007
    • Crowther House

    • Crowther Home and Studio is an example of Late Modernism architecture, built in 1978 and designed by Richard Crowther.
    • Crowther House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Washington Park Community Church

    • Bell Tower at Washington Park Community Church.
    • Washington Park Community Church (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • South High School

    • View of the ""Faculty Row,"" frieze over the main entry at South High School.
    • South High School (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • South High School

    • View of clock tower at South High School.
    • South High School (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • Eugene Field House

    • Originally at 307 W. Colfax, this house was Eugene Field's house was moved in 1930 to avoid demolition and existed as a branch of the Denver Public Library until 1970.
    • Field, Eugene, 1850-1895--Homes and haunts.; Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • Washington Park Boathouse and Pavilion

    • Boathouse and Pavilion at Washington Park's Smith Lake. Designed by JJ Benedict and built in 1913.
    • Boathouses.; Smith Lake (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • Washington Park Community Church

    • Terra cotta Doric columns in the colonnade that encloses the cloister at Washington Park Community Church.
    • Washington Park Community Church (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • Utopia Flats

    • Eugene R. Rice designed this three-story building as a luxury apartment building in the Beaux Arts style. It was built in 1902. In 1935, Walter H. Simon designed alterations to create retail spaces in the first floor and offices and apartments in...
    • Utopia Flats Apartments (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Hubbell House

    • Hubbell House, an example of International Modern Style. Built in 1938 and designed by Edward Hubbell.
    • Hubbell House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Thompson Theater/ Bluebird Theater

    • This 1914 theater was designed by Harry W. J. Edbrooke. Visible is the pie shaped marquee with the Bluebird name and advertising Truckasauraus. This marquee dates to the 1930's. In 1987, the original movie theater closed and a rehabilitation in...
    • Bluebird Theater (Denver, Colo.)--Buildings.; Marquees.; Motion picture theaters.; City Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • Seckler Dry Cleaning and Apartment Building/ Rosenstock Books

    • This building built in 1924 is an exotic revival with a facade of white glazed brick and terra cotta. The Rosenstock Place visible in the photo is from Rosenstock Books that occupied the building from 1962 to 1975. Rosenstock was a major bookseller...
    • Seckler Dry Cleaning (Denver, Colo.); Rosenstock Books (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Hatch House

    • Hatch House, an example of Usonion style. Built in 1955 and designed by William Muchow.
    • Hatch House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Kruse Restaurant/ Pete's Kitchen

    • This Art Deco/ 20th Century building built in 1936 currently houses Pete's Kitchen. The photo shows a sign over the door as well as signs advertising the Satie Lounge further down the block. These neon signs are considered classics.
    • Pete's Kitchen (Denver, Colo.); Restaurants.; Cheesman Park (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Priller House

    • Priller House, a National Historic Landmark, is an example of Usonion style. It was built in 1952 by Edward Hawkins.
    • Priller House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist

    • This Italian Renaissance building was built in 1921 with an addition in 1929, and designed by Harry W. J. Edbrooke. There is a red tiled hipped roof, terra cotta-trimmed tan brick walls, and a granite foundation. Three two-story arches with paneled...
    • Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007

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