The Gallup-Stanbury Building, 1445-51 Larimer Street, #28

8The Gallup Stanbury Building, 1445-51 Larimer

The Gallup-Stanbury building was built in 1873.  The town was just 15 years old and progressed from log cabins to this architecturally interesting building.

The architect for the building was Leonard Cutshaw (1843-1904).  Cutshaw was from the east and a Union Veteran.  He was discharged in 1861, went to California, then returned to the Civil War in 1864, discharged as a Captain.  He came to Denver by way of Chicago.  His first job was with William H. J. Nichols.  He was working with Nichols when they built the Gallup-Stanbury building.  Later, Cutshaw branched out on his own.  He was the architect for the Curtis Block in 1881.  The Curtis Block housed The Baur Confectionary company after 1891.  We now call it the Baur building. It is the building next to Sam’s #3.

I am not exactly sure of the relationship between Avery Gallup and Andrew M. Stanbury whose names are on the building.  Avery Gallup is listed in the 1875 City Directory at 353 and 355 Larimer (the buildings old address) selling “notions, fancy good and millinery”.  Avery Gallup was living at 566 Champa.  In 1884 Avery Gallup was the General Agent for the Asbestine Pipe Company at 390 Curtis.  At that time he was living at Broadway, corner of Alameda Avenue.

A.M. Stanbury was not listed in the city directories in 1873 or 1874, yet his name was on the building. In 1877 he was on the Board of County Commissioners.  In 1878 he was living at 373 Arapahoe.  In 1881 he had a cigar store at 266 15th street.  Ironically there was a wholesale tobacco store in the Gallup-Stanbury building at the time run by W. H. Conhaim.  In 1884 Stanbury is living at 578 Lawrence with no profession listed.  Then in 1885 he shows up in the city directory as a bar keep at Cook & Parker.  This was a saloon at 368 15th Street.  In 1886 he was working as a bar keep at Albert Nelson & Co., living at 367 Champa.  In 1887 we find him working at W.T. Duncan and G. Buechner, they sold wines, liquors and cigars at 1649 Lawrence.  At this time, Stanbury was living at the Markham Hotel.  A.M. Stanbury died in 1892.

By 1888 only his son (I am assuming it is his son), William A. Stanbury, is listed in the directory.  William A. Stanbury is listed as working at Knight & Atmore a clothiers at the corner of Arapahoe and 17th.  William died in 1918.

One has to wonder if there was a downward spiral for A. M. Stanbury.

During its life, the Gallup-Stanbury Building housed a meat market, a food stuff-bazaar, the Antlers Hotel, a saddle shop, dentists and lawyer offices.  Its most famous resident was Western Artist, Charles Stobie.  Stobie (1845-1931) was scout, painter and portrait artist.  He returned to Chicago in 1875 and continued to draw from his frontier experiences to continue his Western Art.

Gallup 1

The ornamental spirals on the Gallup-Stanbury Building.


The Market housed in the Gallup-Stanbury building.  One of Larimer Square’s success stories.  Mark Greenburg and his late brother, Gary, were able to make it work after Dana Crawford found it wasn’t producing the business she hoped it would be.


Gary Greenberg’s Obit.

Any comments, additions or corrections are welcomed.

Thanks, JOE S


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