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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Sherman Avenue: 1908

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Sherman Avenue: 1908

Denver circa 1908. "Sherman Avenue and Colorado statehouse." 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

I worked

I worked at Human Services on 16th & Sherman St., a block away from the State House. It was in what's known as the old Farmer's Union Building on that corner. I worked there from 1976 - 1999 when I retired. Love seeing Sherman as it was about 70 years before I moved west from NYC.

Westward Ho!

I enjoy checking out Shorpy on a daily basis, but seldom comment. So nice to see something from the West! Thanks!

The University Club

The building on the immediate right in the photo appears to still exist as the University Club, albeit with the modern addition covering much of the front.

+98

Below is the same view (south from just above E. 17th Avenue) from June of 2006.

+104

From about the same spot. The Colorado State House is actually two long blocks away, not as close as the 1908 photo makes it look. Central Presbyterian Church is still there on the left.


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Hasn't changed much

My daughter lived right about where this shot was taken from about 10 years ago. What a wonderful view.

 
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