PHOTO: Denver Before The 16th Street Mall

This is a view of 16th Street in Denver before there was a mall. In this photo you can see the Denver Theater marquee, the Daniels and Fishers tower, Christmas garlands, and signs: “Klinger” “Fontius” “Dundee Clothes” and “KOA.”

Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library  

13 comments
Tim Ladwig
Tim Ladwig

I still love it, Denver evolves, Denver does not live in the past. As a denverite you must down.

Richard Director
Richard Director

We have several similar pictures on the landing where our restrooms are located at the Paramount Cafe! Come check them out...

Tim Ladwig
Tim Ladwig

In the 70's, on Friday nights, we would start at the Scotchman on North Federal, head down to 16th Street and cruise that loop 5 or 6 times then head out to cruise West Colfax.

Rhoda Glover Bahl
Rhoda Glover Bahl

Remember Woolworths,were we could get our 45 records. Grants,Lerners,Denver Dry Goods. The Daniels and Fisher store/tower. Happy Memories

Josh Harris
Josh Harris

Bought one of the shirts advertised on your site about a month ago and received notification that they took my money haven't heard anything since... What gives

Elizabeth Geers Loftis
Elizabeth Geers Loftis

Heck, we used to cruise it before the mall back in the 70s. Your wild, wild aunt!

Merrily Hartwig
Merrily Hartwig

Waaay before the 16th street mall. They still had streetcars! I loved those days, although I'm young enough to just barely remember the streetcars.