Larimer Square Walking Tour - Docent Resources Page

March 19 & 26, 2016

HOMEWORK:

Read Denver's Larimer Street: Main Street, Skid row and Urban Renaissance, by Tom Noel – Click HERE for excerpts.
(Note: I can’t seem to rotate two of the pages.)

Dana Crawford: 50 Years Saving the Soul of a city, by Mike McFee – Click HERE for excerpts.

Getting to Know Denver: five fabulous walking tours, by Francis Pierson – Click HERE for excerpts.

These books can be borrowed from the Denver Public Library, and we have a copy of the Noel book in our office you can also check out.


PRESENTATIONS

History of Larimer Square presentation created by Joe Sokolowski and presented by Shannon Schaefer.

Architecture for Everyone: The Larimer Way, created and presented by Tom Sanders


PHOTOGRAPHS

Click HERE for the photograph page with each tour stop.

Click HERE for the tour route map.



Historic Photograph Links from Denver Public Library:

Old Denver City Hall: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15330coll22/id/17330
Denver City Hall War, 1894: https://www.arapahoegov.com/DocumentCenter/View/351
City Hall War Photograph, http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/26194/rec/2
City Hall War looking toward Cherry Creek: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/26191/rec/5

Graham Building, photographed by William Chamberlain (photographer with studio in this building):
Circa 1860-1866 photograph, http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/33397/rec/6
Circa 1870-1880 photograph, http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/31409/rec/2

Larimer Street, circa 1870s. Church is around 14th and Lawrence St.: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/32/fc/94/32fc94c7099f14020d59d093a37d3013.jpg

Cadillac Ranch Restaurant, circa 1993, http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16079coll2/id/527/rec/86

Crawford Building, Gallup-Stanbury Building, circa 1980-1990s: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16079coll2/id/522/rec/76

Hope Hotel, circa 1985: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/83460/rec/539

G.W. Clayton 2 - story building constructed around 1860 before the Granite building was constructed in 1882: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll21/id/10426/rec/541

Tabor Block, circa 1880-1890, http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/39630/rec/1

Daniels and Fisher Department Store, 1968-1970, before wings were demolished: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/80872/rec/8


Various Links to Images of Larimer Square:
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/82259/rec/518

Note this perspective is wrong, but will provide information about the photograph: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll14/id/1023/rec/515
This is the correct perspective image of above, click HERE.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/83459/rec/521

Lincoln Hall, circa 1995: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll14/id/304/rec/526

Larimer Street View with 1870s building facades: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/13822/rec/538

View of Larimer Square in 1960s-70s?, photographs not dated: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16079coll2/id/519/rec/548
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16079coll2/id/518/rec/549

Dana on Larimer Street: http://www.cpr.org/sites/default/files/images/dana_crawford_at_larimer_square.jpg
15th and Larimer St: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/habshaer/co/co0000/co0081/photos/020896pr.jpg

Kettle Arcade Mural Image from Getty Images: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/larimer-new-kettle-arcade-mural-artists-donald-harvey-and-news-photo/162088935#larimer-new-kettle-arcade-mural-artists-donald-harvey-and-dan-on-picture-id162088935
Artist: Donald Harvey & Dan Gundlach; 1988


Images from Chris' collections, printed by Diane and Ruth:
Apollo Hall
City Hall 
Graham
Urban Renewal (DPL link above)
Larimer St with Ox Carts
Katherina Murat
Mining Exchange
Tabor Block (correct address: 16th and Larimer/Lawrence St)
Stout Cabin (location of Old City Hall)

Additional Information:


Research done by Charlotte Rocha, click HERE.
Research done by Shannon Schaefer, click HERE.

Havey Productions, Denver History Minute #11: Larimer Square, https://vimeo.com/15787413
Larimer Square Website – History: http://www.larimersquare.com/history/
Larimer Square’s Self Guided Tour pamphlet: http://www.larimersquare.com/media/Larimer-Square-Historic-Walking-Tour.pdf
Larimer Square Interactive Timeline for their 50th Anniversary: http://www.larimersquare.com/50/history.html#two
Also a building timeline: http://www.larimersquare.com/50/buildings.html
Denver Post article: “Larimer Square: Denver’s History Carved in Granite” (2011), http://www.denverpost.com/ci_18913476

City Hall War, 1894, article on this event by Arapahoe County, click HERE.
7News Article, “Secrets of Colorado: Go Inside the Daniels and Fisher Clocktower on the 16th Street Mall in Denver,” click HERE to download.

Architects of Colorado Database 1875-1950, click HERE.