Read Denver’s Larimer Street: Main Street, Skid row and Urban Renaissance, by Tom Noel – View 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 – View excerpts.
Getting to Know Denver: five fabulous walking tours, by Francis Pierson – View 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.
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
Photograph page with each tour stop.
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:
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.
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
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:
Urban Renewal (DPL link above)
Larimer St with Ox Carts
Tabor Block (correct address: 16th and Larimer/Lawrence St)
Stout Cabin (location of Old City Hall)
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.