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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
    • White Spot Restaurant

    • This building was built in 1967 and designed by Armet and Davis of Los Angeles in a Googie style. This was a White Spot coffee shop, one of a chain that closed in 2001. A Tom's Diner sign is visible in the photo, who have occupied the building...
    • White Spot Restaurant (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Washington Park Lawn Bowling Club House

    • Clubhouse for the Lawn Bowling Club at Washington Park built in 1925.
    • Law Bowling Club (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1930
    • 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
    • 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
    • Washington Park Community Church

    • Bell Tower at Washington Park Community Church.
    • Washington Park Community Church (Denver, Colo.); Washington Park (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2007
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Union Pacific Freight House

    • Photo of the Union Pacific Freight House with the Union Pacific logo and name. It was built in 1923 and designed by the chief engineers of the Union Pacific. There are large Doric columns framing the entrance bay.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings.; Lower Downtown (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1995
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Swallow Residence

    • This Victorian style house with a carriage house was built in 1892 and designed by Marshall Rogers Pugh. It was owned by George Ranson Swallow and he resided there until 1937. The house has been remodeled and is divided into condominiums.
    • Swallow, George Ranson--Homes and haunts.
    • 2004
    • Studebaker Building

    • Visible in photo is stone that says ""Studebaker, A.D. 1900."" This building was designed in 1892 by George Hamburger and remodeled in 1900 by Frank Edbrooke. It housed a Studebaker showroom until 1919.
    • Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co.; Lower Downtown (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1995
    • Streetcar

    • Streetcar labeled Colfax, approaching Marion. Man on bike and horse drawn carriage in background.
    • Trolley cars.
    • undated
    • St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church

    • This Gothic Revival church was built in 1923 and designed by Frank W. Frewen Jr. and Frederick J. Mountjoy. Visible in this photo is the front of the church. The church was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    • St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church (Denver, Colo.); Whittier (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 2004
    • Spirit of St. Louis

    • Charles A. Lindbergh's ""Spirit of St. Louis"" flies above large crowd at Lowry Field.
    • Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.); Lowry (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood); Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane); Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles August) 1859-1924.
    • 1927
    • South High School

    • View of clock tower at South High School.
    • South High School (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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sink House

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

    • This Queen Anne style mansion was built in 1892 and designed by E.T. Carr and William Feth. The original owner, Dennis Sheedy, spared no expense with the mansion. Brick and stonework accentuate the many windows of the mansion. Facing south from the...
    • Sheedy, Dennis, 1846-1923--Homes and haunts.; Captiol Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1997
    • 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
    • Sandler House

    • Sandler House is an example of Second Phase International Style built in 1954 and designed by Joseph and Louise Marlow.
    • Sandler House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • Rocky Mountain Seed Building

    • Photo of the parapet connecting the two buildings that were a part of the Rocky Mountain Seed Building, one built in 1902 and one built in 1933. The sign says ""Rocky Mountain Seed Co, 1920."" Rocky Mountain Seed Company closed in 2011.
    • Rocky Mountain Seed Company--Buildings.; Lower Downtown (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1995
    • Razee House

    • Razee House is an example of Brutalism architecture, built in 1970 and designed by Charles Haertling.
    • Razee House (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
    • Park Railway Company

    • Sketch of 0-4-0 T Steam Locomotive for the Park Railway Company.
    • Railroad cars.; Railroad companies.
    • circa 1888
    • Park Hill Fire Station

    • Drawing of Bungalow style fire station. In corner notations is seen by architect Edwin H. Moorman. Not all the details were fully realized in actual building.
    • Fire stations.; Park Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1912
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Morey Mercantile Building

    • Photo of the Morey Mercantile Building with its second story main entrance that was originally connected to the 16th St Viaduct. It was built in 1896 and designed by Aaron Gove and Thomas F. Walsh. It is now the Tattered Cover Bookstore.
    • Morey Mercantile Company.; Lower Downtown (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1995
    • Molly Brown House

    • View of front of Molly Brown house, with lions flanking the steps.
    • Brown, James Joseph--Homes & haunts.; Brown, Margaret Tobin, 1867-1932--Homes & haunts.; Capitol Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1997
    • Milheim House

    • View of Milheim house being moved. Visible is crowd watching and the Cathedral spire in background.
    • Milheim House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 1989
    • McBird House

    • Architect Matthew John McBird designed and resided in this Second Empire style house which was built in 1879 by Fleming Brothers. This style was popular between 1860 and 1880 and sometimes referred to as the General Grant style.
    • McBird, Matthew John--Homes and haunts.
    • 2004
    • Malo Mansion

    • This Spanish Colonial Revival style mansion was built around 1921 and designed by JJ Benedict and Harry Manning. The low-pitched clay-tile roof, balconies, stucco, and decorative ironwork are of note. Visible in the photo is the ornate door.
    • Malo House (Denver, Colo.); Captiol Hill (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)
    • 1997
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Kassler Residence

    • This is a Denver Square built by Wheeler & Hall in 1891. There is an off center porch, and the roof of the porch displays Craftman influences. It was owned by Maria T. and George W. Kassler. George Kassler was a business partner of David H. Moffat...
    • Kassler, George W.--Homes and haunts.; Kassler, Maria T.--Homes and haunts.
    • 2004
    • Joshel House

    • On the National Register for Historic Places, and a Denver Landmark, the Joshel House is an example of Second Phase International architecture. It was built in 1952 and designed by Joseph and Louise Marlow.
    • Joshel House (Denver, Colo.)
    • 2007
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hugh Mackay House

    • This house built in 1891 by Hugh Mackay is built of rhyolite. Mackay was proud of his Scottish heritage and Scottish thistles are carved in the stone lintel above the front window.
    • Mackay, Hugh--Homes and haunts.
    • 1997

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