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Denver Municipal (City and County) Building Album

Identifier: C Photo Album 190

Scope and Contents

The collection includes views of early construction phases of the Denver City and County Building, in Denver, Colorado, including groundbreaking, foundation excavation, and primary infrastructure. Includes a shot of men seated around a table with papers being signed. Also shows surrounding buildings including the Civic Center Colonnade, the Imperial Apartments, the Carnegie Library, residences, concrete forms, equipment and workers, the Kittredge Building, and the May D & F Tower.


  • 1929

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.


1 photo box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mayor Tom Currigan.


Title printed in gold on black leatherette cover.


Photographs are 20 x 25 cm. (8 x 10 in.); many are combined into panoramas. Photographs are mounted on linen pages.


Typed paper with album reads: "Album was given to Mayor Tom Currigan from Mrs. R.F. Horlbeck [Kathryn Metcalf Horlbeck] in 1965 and then was later transferred to the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library. Views include the groundbreaking ceremony with Mayor Ben Stapleton and others (March 26, 1929) and the early stages of construction (primarily foundation excavation and work) of the Denver City and County Building through July, 1928."

Processing Information

Album housed in photo box.

Finding Aid for the Denver Municipal (City and County) Building Album 1929[graphic] /Lindevall
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

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