10 Rare Photos From Denver’s Past That Will Take You Down Memory Lane

In honor of Throwback Thursday we compiled a list of photos of Denver that will take you down memory lane. Hope you enjoy!

60’s photo of 17th.

16th Street Downtown Denver.

Driving down Colfax, 1984.

Villa Italia Mall in the 70’s.

Stapleton Airport, 1983.

Denver Broncos Super Bowl parade, downtown Denver.

Denver General, 1992.

The Sky Ride at Elitch Gardens, 1971

16th St. Viaduct, 1970

Nightime… Downtown Denver, early ’50s

16th Street during the holidays.

38 comments
MichelleLRagland
MichelleLRagland

You can see it from I-25. If you are going south from Denver, it is at the Interquest Rd exit, before you get to the Air Force Academy.

Kathy Cox
Kathy Cox

Thanks for sharing these photos. Took me down memory lane. It will always be my home.

Peter West
Peter West

This brings back so many memories. When I was a kid, downtown Denver used to seem like a magical place.

pgriffith
pgriffith

I miss when we used to be able to cruise 16th. street! Now that was good clean fun.......and not to mention the masked comic! Those were good times.

Dorothy Benson
Dorothy Benson

Ah, yes, the good old days of Denver! Takes me back to some crazy times☺️

Pat Newton
Pat Newton

you mean chickenlooper??? I agree with you!!!

Pat Newton
Pat Newton

I am a 4th generation native an love the way it used to look compared to the way it looks now, so dirty looking to me!!!!

Holly Widdowfield
Holly Widdowfield

I just loved going to downtown Denver at Christmas as a little girl. All the department store windows were decorated beautifully. It was all so magical. Too bad that doesn't happen any more!

Ryan Burke
Ryan Burke

and just look at what hick and handcock have done to this once beautiful city

Denver Nick
Denver Nick

I was unaware that Hickenlooper and Hancock presided over the Denver Urban Renewal in the 80's and 90's?

Karin Novak-Neal
Karin Novak-Neal

having lived in Denver since the late 60's, I can relate to so many of these pictures. The ones that are missing were the famous Bluebird Theatre and Friday and Saturday Nightclub, all on East Colfax. And how about when Cheesman Park and Washington Park were the hippy hang-outs? LOL Great memories.

Phileaux
Phileaux

I worked at Elitch Gardens during the summer of 1968 and helped build the Sky Ride, the newest addition to the Gardens in years. Little did I know that the place where my graduation night party was held in 1963, that I'd be working there as a summer job sometime later.  Notice the rectangular hole in the back of the seat heading to the parking lot.  We hadn't installed the doors yet, and in that hole we placed a dry cell battery to illuminate the light inside the bubble on the bottom of the car during the nighttime hours.

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Mary Willson
Mary Willson

All: please Stop liking, sharing or commenting from this page. They steal content from other publications daily, without credit or compensation. Their content is not original and therefore it is plagiarism!

Patricia Cochran
Patricia Cochran

Too much, remember all of this like it was yesterday. I was born on the 16th St. Viaduct cuz the car mom was a passenger in got stuck in a traffic jam.

Kendra Gregory
Kendra Gregory

Travisaurus Rex threw my shoe from the sky ride at Eliches! \U0001f621

Reyna Short
Reyna Short

I was always so scared of the tram. Now I'm sad I never got to take my kids on it.

Sherri Lowe
Sherri Lowe

Sierra Lowe this is the ride from eliches that I was talking about

E.j. Villano
E.j. Villano

Not a single car with a license plate from Texas or California! Ah, the good ol days...

L.T. Rossorelli
L.T. Rossorelli

In picture 1, does any one remember the name of the pinkish building. I think that's the building that the top changed colors

KaraCrites
KaraCrites

NOBODY EVER REMEMBERS THAT BUILDING!!! Thanks! Finally! BUT, I thought the building was at the Federal Center in Lakewood?

Denver Nick
Denver Nick

That building still exists today, it's a hotel that just changed brands...

Sheri Watkins-Boone
Sheri Watkins-Boone

Back in the good ol' days.....Elitches would closed for Electron Corp family picnics!!!