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White Spot

One of the former locations of Denver restaurant chain White Spot. Now Los Toritos. Googie-style design 1961 by Los Angeles firm Armet & Davis, famous for coffee shops all over L.A. CB December 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm I remember White Spot in Denver – my grandparents...

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White Spot (Hooters)

Hooters occupies this spot which once housed a White Spot coffee shop. These “Flying-Nun” roof buildings were designed by the famous LA Googie-style architectural team of Armet and Davis in 1961. The covered porch is an alteration, but Hooters has kept this building...

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Pig’N Whistle

Long in a state of disrepair, Eddie Bohn’s Pig’N Whistle Hotel/Motel on W. Colfax caught fire last night. Originally opened by larger-than-life boxer Eddie Bohn in the ’20s, it was updated and added to over the years, until finally closing in 1991. This was a...

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Deno’s 6 & 85

Deno’s 6 & 85 truck stop in Commerce City. It started as the 6 & 85 in 1945, then updated to Deno’s in 1959, when they put up that great sign. Not only is it the structure at the intersection of 6 & 85, but the building itself is the intersection of a coffee shop and...

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Westy’s Cafe in Westminster, a Googie-style coffee shop, dating back to the early-1960s, maybe even the late ’50s. The roof beams extend out through large walls of glass. A long breakfast counter runs the length of most of the restaurant. I believe this was originally...

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Calvary Temple

The highly photogenic Calvary Temple on University Blvd. A remarkable Usonian building designed by Ralph Peterson in 1958. Usonian architecture is the style Frank Lloyd Wright popularized in the 1930s-50s. This church may be the largest example of Usonian architecture...

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Johnson’s Corner

World-famous Johnson’s Corner truckstop on I-25, originally built 1952 long before I-25, when the route alongside was still Highway 87. (Click on the photo to enlarge). While most well-known for their cinnamon rolls, my favorite feature is out back, the little...

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Lace House

The Carpenter Gothic-style, gingerbread Lace House in Blackhawk, built in 1863. Photo taken years ago when the house was still at it’s original location at “Tragedy Point” which was in the process of being carved away for parking. (click to...

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