The Denver Block
125 Broadway



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Built in 1890-91, the Denver Block was a mixed-use building with businesses on the street level and flats above. It was damaged by the 1935 earthquakes, but repaired. The Denver Block was spared demolition during the 1970s Urban Renewal program, but was destroyed by fire on May 26, 1981.

Thanks to Norman "Jeff" Holter, the granite arch was saved. It was taken down and reasembled in Women's Park where it stands today.


Site of the Denver Block

 


The Denver Block Arch in Women's Park


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Memorial Plaques on the Arch


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