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West Wazee Street Warehouse District, Colorado Casket Company, 1213-1221 Wazee Street, Denver, Denver County, CO



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Item Title


Location
1213-1221 Wazee Street, Denver, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-70-E
Building/structure dates: 1898 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1925 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in 1898 by the Colorado Casket Company, manufacturers of "High Class Funeral Furnishings." Under the ownership of the Colorado Casket Company the first floor of the structure was used as a casket showroom while the upper story levels housed an embalming school The building was purchased in 1950 by Richard Wicks who operated the Empire Casket Company there until 1979.

Subjects
Office Buildings
Brick Buildings
Warehouses


Related Names
Colorado Casket Company
Grover, David, Photographer
Kuranda, Kathryn M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH FRONT


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