West Colfax, 1965
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March 16th, 2013 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
The DeVille Motel on Colfax at Galapago. First the original architectural illustration…
Then the final result, with a different design for the sign. This is now just an empty shell
between the Denver Diner and the new courthouse, destined to be torn down soon, I am sure.
February 23rd, 2013 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin
Red Coach Inn
The International-style Red Coach Inn on Colfax. Presumably built in the 1940s, this was
originally the Sundown Auto Motel. It might have changed a bit since then, but still has
interesting, overhanging eaves that seem to be flowing west down Colfax toward the mountains.
December 11th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Blue Tile wall
The blue tile wall from Fisher & Fisher’s Miesian 1958 Tremont Center Bldg at
Tremont and Colfax.
July 2nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Choosey Mothers reunion
Denver’s Choosey Mother’s reunion show playing their Broadway street anthem at the
Lion’s Lair last weekend. First show in 18 years!
Choosey Mothers 18 years ago, same angle, same faces in the crowd!
(Almost, I ducked out of the video!)
I am hoping the smoke clears out this weekend so I can get that classic Denver blue sky
into some new photos!
[video from the the Denco83 YouTube Channel. Photo by Joe Dallenbach from the
second Choosey Mother's 45]
June 29th, 2012 / 2 Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Detailed look at the concrete-shell roof and a suspended globe
lamp at the Aristrocrat on Colfax.
May 30th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Photo © 2012 Scott Murdock
Guest photographer Scott Murdock with an iconic shot of the Bluebird Theater on Colfax.
The theater was designed by Harry Edbrooke in 1913 for John Thompson and was originally called the Thompson Theater. While movies had been playing in town before 1913, the Bluebird was the first theater in Denver designed specifically for screening films. Edbrooke is probably the most famous and prolific of downtown Denver’s architects. (And he later designed the Ogden Theater for Thompson as well.)
Harry Huffman, the Denver movie theater mogul (who built Shangri-La), bought the theater in 1921, changed the name and added the first Bluebird signage, which originally had a very large bird placed on top. I assumed the sign was replaced with the current Art Deco sign in the ’30s.
May 22nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by Scott Murdock
Driftwood Hotel sign
The Driftwood Hotel sign on E. Colfax. It points to the hotel on the other side of the street!
The driftwood from the Driftwood Hotel.
January 25th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
January 2nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin