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Sunday, September 13, 2009

149 years and counting...

As you may already know, Denver has been a prominent city in the west for well over 100 years now. So it goes without saying that Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Denver is not the first building to occupy our site.

After some searching I have found some photos of what has previously occupied our area.

1860- Governor John Evans house, location 14th and Arapahoe

1865- Colorado Seminary, Gov. Evans house and unidentified house,
location 14th and Arapahoe

1899- Interior of Robertson and Doll Carriage Company

1899- Robertson and Doll Carriage Company Factory, location 14th and Arapahoe

1912- A bustling Street scene on Lawrence Street between 14th and 15th

between 1914-1920

Central Bank, location 15th and Arapahoe

1913- Hurlbut Grocery Co, Location 14th and Lawrence

1920- Crowd gathers at 14th and Arapahoe

1920- Crowd Gathers at 14th and Arapahoe

... still hunting for additional information from 1920 and on...

hope to post that at a later date

Remnants of a building long since gone, excavated during construction

September 2007- 14th and Arapahoe

2010- Artist's rendering of what 14th and Arapahoe will look like about this time next year, when the hotel and residences are finished and the corner is once again bustling.

Black and white photos from: http://history.denverlibrary.org/

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