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Boston Building

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 17:14, last changed on 01/25/2021 - 17:14
Located at 828 Seventeenth Street in Denver , the Boston Building opened in 1890. Hailed by early historian Jerome Smiley as “the first of the strictly modern office buildings” in the city, the Boston Building signaled the emergence of Seventeenth Street as the “Wall Street of the Rockies” and...

Brown Palace Hotel

Added by yongli on 08/26/2016 - 15:51, last changed on 08/12/2021 - 07:02
Financed by and named after the early Denver developer Henry C. Brown , the Brown Palace Hotel opened on Broadway in 1892 in an elegant triangular building that was the tallest in the city at the time. For much of the twentieth century the hotel was owned by the Boettcher family , which expanded it...

Charles Boettcher

Added by yongli on 06/29/2021 - 15:46, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 15:46
Charles Boettcher (1852–1948) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for founding the Great Western Sugar Company and the Boettcher Foundation, an organization that made the Boettcher name synonymous with generosity in Colorado. Boettcher built his wealth through a series of sound...

Great Western Sugar Company

Added by yongli on 01/20/2021 - 17:50, last changed on 10/25/2022 - 22:41
The Great Western Sugar Company was co-founded by Charles Boettcher in 1900 after he observed the hardy, profitable sugar beet crop while vacationing in Europe. In Colorado, the sugar beet industry he helped launch proved a boon to the state and local communities for nearly eighty years. After...

Ideal Building

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:05, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:05
Denver ’s eight-story Ideal Building (821 Seventeenth Street) claims to be the first major building west of the Mississippi River constructed entirely of reinforced concrete. Built in 1907, it originally housed Charles Boettcher ’s Ideal Cement Company before being sold to the Denver National Bank...

Lorraine Lodge/Boettcher Mansion

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 16:55, last changed on 10/07/2019 - 11:55
Charles Boettcher (1852–1948), one of Colorado’s most important early businessmen and philanthropists, built Lorraine Lodge (now known as Boettcher Mansion) in 1917 as a summer retreat at the top of Lookout Mountain , west of Golden . It stands as a particularly elaborate example of the rustic...
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