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Charles Worthington Comstock Papers

Identifier:  WH614

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two engineering reports by Worthington: Bancock Street Bridge (1907); The High Line Canal and the Antero Reservoir (1917). Photo album with photographs of the construction of the Bannock Street bridge over Cherry Creek (1907); concrete alley paving (1908); concrete bridge over Sand Creek near Aurora (1912); construction of the manufacturing plant of the J.Geo. Leyner Engineering Works Co. (n.d.); construction at the Denver, Gas and Electric Co. (n.d.); unnamed viaduct and water tunnel (n.d.). Engineering report on High Line canal and Antero Reservoir includes history, performance, graphs, tables; report on Bannock Street Bridge contains analysis of the bridge design, specifications, details, conclusion. Note in photo album lists F.C. Dreher as the designer and supervisor of construction for the Bannock Bridge, Leyner Manufacturing Plant, Denver Gas and Electric Projects.


  • 1907-1908, 1917


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Born Feb. 10, 1870, Maroa, Ill.; Consulting engineer in Denver, Colo.; former State Engineer of Colorado; Died September 18, 1958; Denver, Colo.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, Denver Public Library, Science and Engineering Dept., 1976.

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Repository Details

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

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