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Sixteenth at California: 1908

Sixteenth at California: 1908

Denver, Colorado, circa 1908. "Sixteenth Street at California Street." At 11:06. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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I walk along 16th St in Denver quite often and had always assumed that the elaborate lamp posts along the street to the north were fanciful creations meant to evoke an earlier era. But thanks to this picture, I see that they are either the real things or very accurate reproductions.

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Below is the same view from July of 2012.

Denver Dry

That big building on the left is the Denver Dry Goods department store, one of the city's finest retailers for decades. The upper floor was a famous tearoom In the 1990s part of it became the flagship store for Robert Waxman Camera & Video, where I worked in the advertising department. That was back when cameras used FILM.

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