The history of Denver, Colorado has been well documented in black & white photographs since the very beginning, and thanks to the efforts of preservationists & others including the Denver Public Library, many of these photos have been preserved for posterity. We thought you might like to have a look at some of the best old photographs from downtown Denver that we could find.
Northwest view of downtown Denver taken sometime between 1929 and 1933.
Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-3057
Night view of a snow-covered Curtis Street in Denver, Colorado, circa 1913
March 15, 1894 a Militia marches on City Hall
Taken in 1957 this photograph shows men in suits perform stunts on a trampoline near the Paramount Theater designed by Temple Hoyne Buell at 16th & Glenarm Streets in downtown Denver, Colorado.
The 'Welcome Arch' which was located right in front of Union Depot, circa 1908
Laying trolley tracks on 15th St, 1905. The Denver Dry Goods building (tallest building on the right) and the Denver Gas & Electric building down on the left.
Curtis Street, then known as “Theater Row” circa 1927
Union Depot, Denver, built in 1881 at a cost of $525,000 by the Union Depot & Railroad Company. Union Depot served as a connecting line to the Transcontinental Railroad through Cheyenne, Wyoming.
After a blizzard in 1913 the snow was removed by horse & wagon and dumped right in front oft he State Capitol building.