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Denver Buildings Photograph Collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 400

Scope and Contents

Color slides of buildings in Denver including downtown, Highland Park, Platte Valley "Bottoms," and surrounding areas. Some images of demolition.


  • 1947-1994

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The "Kaub" penciled on many slide frames may refer to the Kaub Block or may refer to Frank Kaub. The history of the 2300 block of Stout Street, odd numbered side of the street, is uniquely tied to the history of a single family who made considerable contributions to the young city of Denver. Frank Kaub lived with his wife at 2343 Stout. Born in southern Germany, he and his bride-to-be came to the US in their 20s, for political reasons. Beginning as a porter in a saloon in New York City, Frank Kaub moved on to Illinois where he became a master mechanic for the Chicago and North Western Railroad. In 1871, at a time when Denver was just getting started, he came to Denver to install a pump in the city’s first water works. He went on to become a locomotive engineer and worked for the narrow gauge South Park and Pacific Railway in its early days, the rail line that ran between Denver and Leadville. He also served as the driver and engineer on Denver’s first horse-drawn steam pumper of the Denver Fire Department. Around 1885, he bought the Kaub Block at 17th and Champa, a commercial building that paid so well he was able to live off its income for the rest of his life. He died in his house at 2343 Stout in 1911.


1 Photo folder

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.


Title from inventory.


Many images are identified and dated. "Kaub" penciled on slide frames with other information.

Table of Contents

Freeman Crocker residence, 1979 -- Interstate Trust Building at 17th and Lawrence, 1969-70 -- Stewart Hotel at 1748 Arapahoe, 1969 -- Downtown from Capitol Dome, 1964 -- Kaub Block, 16th and Champa, 1947 -- Good Block, 16th and Larimer, 1954 -- Social Turner Hall and Tivoli Brewery, 1948 -- Mount Evans from Walker Castle, 1953 -- Denver skyline from Capitol, 1954 -- Tabor Opera House, 1948 -- Fakon House near Deer Creek, 1967 -- Tabor Opera House, 1948 -- Sacred Heart Church, 28th and Larimer, 1948 -- Brown Palace Hotel detail, 1964 -- Governor Steele house, Mount Vernon Canon, 1948 -- Entrance, Mining Exchange Building, 1954 -- Locomotives, Union Pacific yards, 1948 -- Hendrie and Bolthoff building, 17th and Wewatta "horse car stable?" 1967 -- Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1960 -- Old Post Office, 16th and Arapahoe, 1954 -- 617 Water Street, 1948 -- Eugene Field Library, 1967 -- Four Mile House (1858 Cherry Creek), 1948 -- Demolition Grant Smelter Chimney, 1950 -- Old cable car power house, 18th and Lawrence, 1960 -- Elitch Gardens Theatre, 1958 -- Curtis Theatre (1734-36 Curtis), 1969 -- Old Cotton Mill, West Evans Avenue, 1967 -- Soapy Smith Building, 17th and Larimer, 1946 -- Governor Steel House, Vernon Canon, 1948

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Interocean Hotel, 16th and Blake -- German American Bank -- Zang Brewery, 1967 -- Locomotives, Colorado and Southern yards, 1948 -- Potato Clark House, 1398 South Santa Fe, 1948 -- River Front Park Brisbane Walker, 1948 -- Old Colorado City Capitol Building, 1960 -- James A. Fleming residence (was mayor of south Denver) 1520 South Grant, 1967 -- Wolff Londoner Building, 1954 -- Molly Brown House, 1340 Pennsylvania, 1960 -- Old Eagle (Hungarian) Flour Mill, 8th and Wazee, 1967 -- John Good residence, 10th and Pennsylvania, 1954 -- Walker Castle, Mount Falcon, 1953 -- Tiffany glass window, Equitable Building, 1965 -- Old North Denver High School, 29th and Bryant, 1967 -- Saint James Hotel and Baur's Restaurant, 1500 block Curtis, 1960 -- Windsor Hotel (demolition), 1960 -- Camp Weld Building (1861-2111 W 8th Avenue)

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Barclay Block and Windsor Hotel, 18th and Larimer, 1948 -- Old Pavilion City Park, 1967 -- Old part of Union Station, 1967 -- City Auditorium, 14th and Curtis, 1960 -- Old Glenarm Hotel, 15th Street, 1960 -- H.C. Brown Building, 16th and Market, 1954 -- 2932 Lafayette Street (house Buffalo Bill died in) 1958 -- Old cribs, 20th and Market, 1954 -- Richthofen Castle, 1948 -- Coat of arms, Richthofen Castle, 1958 -- Dusseldorf Fountain, City Park, 1968 -- Wyman School, 1967 -- Grant-Humphrey House, 1970 -- Denver Homes, 1961. Unlabelled images: Highland Bar 2534 15th Street -- A.H. Root Building 1553 Platte Street -- Buildings on northeast side of 15th Street in Highland -- Buildings on Blake Street -- Barney Ford (stained glass window).

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States