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Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #8, John T. Mason

John T. Mason The eighth name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors at the Greek Theater in Civic Center is John Thomas Mason.  John T. Mason (2/7/1853-12/6/1938) was born in … Continue reading

December 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #7, G. W. Clayton

George Washington Clayton G.W. Clayton has had more notoriety from his real estate holdings after his passing than when he was alive. Take heed, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Elon … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #6, Walter C. Mead

Walter C. Mead I see a pattern building.  My usual search starts on the Internet.  Tonight, I went to my new go-to source, The History of the Denver Country Club … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors #5, J H P Voorhies

J H P VOORHIES The Voorhies Memorial brackets the north side of Denver’s Civic Center.  John Hart Pemberton Voorhies is the fifth name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors on … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Social Clubs vs. Fraternal Orders

Union Hall, Victor Colorado Since my last post was on Social Clubs around the turn of the last century, I thought I would post a paper I did on Fraternal … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactor, #4, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Woodward

Frank Lincoln Woodward The forth name on the Colonnade of Benefactors is: “Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Woodward.”   The Mr. is Frank Lincoln Woodward, maybe the West’s most prolific “clubber”.  … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #3, Henry Gebhard

Henry Gebhardt Henry Gebhardt is the third name on the wall of the Greek Theatre.  According to Phil Goodstein and the book “THE DENVER CIVIC CENTER, the Heart of the … Continue reading

October 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #2, William C. Bradbury

William C. Bradbury The second name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors is William C. Bradbury (1849-1925).  Bradbury ran away from home, at 14, to become a Drummer Boy in … Continue reading

October 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #1, John C. Shaffer

John C. Shaffer I finished researching all the names on the Pioneer Monument.  My plan was to start on the buildings of Civic Center but, instead I decided to research … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

736 Pearl, by JUDY STALNAKER, PhD. The Foster-McCaulley-Symes-French Consulate House

Fellow Historian, Judy Stalnaker PhD, asked if I would share this article about her research on the house at 736 Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado.  I was honored that she asked … Continue reading

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment