46 Vintage Historical Photographs of Denver, Colorado During the 1900s and 1910s

Denver is a consolidated city and county, the capital, and most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Its population was 715,522 at the 2020 United States census, a 19.22% increase since the 2010 United States census. It is the 19th-most populous city in the United States and the fifth most populous state capital. It is the principal city of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the first city of the Front Range Urban Corridor.

Denver is located in the Southwestern United States, in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Its downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is named after James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory. It is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.344 meters) above sea level. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

Denver is ranked as a Beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. The 10-county Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 2,963,821 at the 2020 United States Census, making it the 19th most populous U.S. metropolitan statistical area. The 12-county Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area had a population of 3,623,560 at the 2020 United States Census, making it the 17th most populous U.S. primary statistical area. Denver is the most populous city of the 18-county Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong urban region stretching across two states with a population of 5,055,344 at the 2020 United States Census. Its metropolitan area is the most populous metropolitan area within an 560-mile (900 km) radius and the second most populous city in the Mountain West after Phoenix, Arizona. In 2016, it was named the best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. (Wikipedia)

Welcome arch at Union Depot, Denver, Colorado. 1908
U.S. Mint, Denver, Colorado 1906
The Felken Cycle Co., Denver, Colorado. 1910
16th Street, Denver, Colorado 1906
Laying trolley tracks on 15th Street, Denver, 1905.
16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 1909
Arapahoe Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. 1900
Welcome arch at Union Depot, Denver, Colorado. 1910
Inter-Ocean Hotel, Denver, 1900
Intersection of Stout and 16th streets in downtown Denver, 1900
Downtown Denver, 1906
Mt. Rosalie & Denver from the Brown, 1906
View of Arapahoe Street in downtown Denver, Colorado, 1900
Denver Post Office and Arapahoe St., 1906
Larimer Street from 18th West, Denver, Colorado, 1900
16th St. down from Curtis St., Denver, 1906
View of Curtis Street from 16th Street in Denver, 1906
Denver Post Office, 1900
Livestock Exchange, Denver, 1900
Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 1909
The Chamberlin Observatory, Denver, 1900
Bird’s eye view of Denver, Colorado from Daniels & Fisher Tower, 16th & Arapahoe, 1912
View of Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Colfax Avenue and Logan Street) under construction, Denver, Colorado, 1912
Ice skating on City Park Lake, Denver, Colorado, 1901
Exterior view of Saint Luke’s Hospital, 19th and Pearl, Denver, Colorado, 1910
Exterior view of Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Lodge Number 17, 14th and California.Denver, Colorado, 1917
View of 15th and Lawrence streets, Denver, Colorado, 1915
Exterior view of International Trust Company building (17th and California) Denver, Colorado, 1912
Exterior view Empire Building, 16th and Glenarm, Denver, Colorado, 1913
Exterior view of Denver Athletic Club, 1910
View southeast at Tremont Street and Seventeenth Street to Brown Palace Hotel. 1916.
View towards Trinity Methodist Church, Hotel Metropole and edge of Brown Palace on Broadway from 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. 1911
View south on Sherman Avenue towards Colorado State Capitol building during spring snowstorm in April, Denver, Colorado. 1913.
Exterior view of Denver (Arapahoe) County Court House, 1900
Exterior night view of illuminated Gas & Electric Building, 15th and Champa, Denver, Colorado, 1910
Close-up view of main entrance to Elitch’s Gardens at West 38th Avenue and Tennyson Street, Denver, Colorado, 1910
View of children in rowboats on the lake in City Park, Denver, Colorado, 1918
City Park Lake and rows of wrought iron benches in City Park, Denver, Colorado.1910
Men pose in City Park, in Denver, Colorado, by United States flags and bentwood chairs during a Fourth of July festival. Between 1904 and 1915.
A man is baptized by two men in the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. A woman stands nearby and watches, 1910.
Outdoor portrait of Men and women in a canoe at City Park Lake in Denver, Colorado, 1910
A group of men pose near possibly a blacksmith’s shop in Denver, Colorado, 1904
A group of men stand and sit on the sidewalk near a grocery store in Denver, Colorado, 1906
Men and women pose near two bicycles in City Park, Denver, Colorado. 1906
View of streetcar number 126, in Denver, Colorado, 1910
Streetcar on Denver’s 16th St. circa 1909

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