S&H Supply - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 45.156 W 104° 59.890
13S E 500157 N 4400298
A series of plaques as part of a walking tour of lower downtown (original) Denver
Waymark Code: WM46G6
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 07/14/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Miles ToGeo
Views: 38

S & H Supply
Bradford Publishing Building

Built: 1907 &1909

The plaque reads:
These buildings are representative of the candidly industrial architectural style of early 1900's commercial structures. They have large bay and floor-to-floor heights typical of loft spaces. The S & H Supply building, constructed in 1909, was used for mining, milling, smelting and irrigation machinery. In the 1920's it was used as a garage for the Oxford Hotel. 1743 Wazee Street was built in 1907 as a warehouse for Hendrie & Bolthoff, the west's largest supplier of mining machinery and one of Denver's most significant and long-lived manufacturers. One of the only known warehouses designed by Frank Edbrooke, the city's premier early architect, this structure represents his transition from Victorian to a cleaner 20th-century Neoclassical style. It is unusual in its use of semi-mill timber interior framing, which gave the structure strength and durability. As mining flourished in the Colorado mountains during the first decade of this century, the proximity of these warehouses to the railroads permitted Hendrie & Bolthoff to carry out its role as a major distributor of mining equipment. A stalwart team of 30 draft horses helped to transport the heavy equipment from these warehouses to their mountain destinations.

Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
Lower Downtown [Denver] District

County or City: Denver

Date Dedicated: Unknown

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