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Civic Center

Civic Center

Added by yongli on 10/10/2016 - 11:50, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 11:38
Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Civic Center is a complex of parks, civic buildings, and cultural institutions stretching between the State Capitol and the City and County Building in the heart of Denver . Plans for the complex, which was developed in stages from the 1890s to the 1930s...

Denver Mint

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 15:08, last changed on 08/19/2018 - 01:07
Established by Congress in 1862, the Denver Mint operated for more than four decades as an assay office, determining the quality of bullion but not producing any coins. In 1895 Congress authorized the mint to produce coins and also provided for a new building, which opened in 1904 at the corner of...

Robert W. Speer

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 16:00, last changed on 01/16/2020 - 16:00
Robert Walter Speer (1855–1918) served as mayor of Denver for two terms, from 1904 to 1912, then was reelected in 1916, serving another two years as mayor before passing away in 1918 during the Spanish influenza pandemic. Speer is remembered primarily for implementing the City Beautiful plan that...
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