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Bonfils Memorial Theatre

Added by yongli on 10/07/2016 - 16:34, last changed on 12/31/2020 - 01:07
The Bonfils Memorial Theatre on East Colfax Avenue was built by Helen Bonfils for the Denver Civic Theatre in 1953. As the first theater for live performances built in Denver in forty years, the cream-colored building staged more than 400 productions before it closed in 1986. It sat mostly...

Colorado Symphony

Added by yongli on 02/08/2021 - 16:31, last changed on 09/13/2021 - 10:37
The Colorado Symphony is Denver ’s main orchestra and one of the few major orchestras in the Rocky Mountain region. The organization traces its roots to the Denver Symphony, which was established in 1934 under Horace Tureman and became fully professional in 1945. Led by conductor Saul Caston , the...

Helen G. Bonfils

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 16:28, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
Helen Gilmer Bonfils (1889–1972) was a well-known Colorado actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is best known as manager of The Denver Post and for her contributions to the theater in Colorado through her time as an actress, producer, and later benefactress of the Helen G. Bonfils...

Tramway Building (Hotel Teatro)

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 17:00, last changed on 07/06/2020 - 17:00
Completed in 1911, the Tramway Building (1100 Fourteenth Street, Denver) consists of a striking red-and-white tower and adjacent car barn that originally served as the headquarters of the powerful Denver Tramway Company . In 1956 Tramway sold the building to the University of Colorado , which...
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