First United Presbyterian Church - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 44.236 W 104° 59.176
13S E 501176 N 4398597
Quick Description: Remnants from this 1883 church are now part of a historic feature and art piece.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 7:22:30 PM
Waymark Code: WME5XQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 2

Long Description:
The remnants for Denver's First United Presbyterian Church have been installed as both an art piece and historical marker. These ruins are fittingly, adjacent to the Colorado State Archives.

The plaque reads:

The First United Presbyterian Church (originally the Capital Avenue Presbyterian Church), was built on this site in 1883 and demolished in 1965. It sat nearly 800 people and cost $39,145 to build, including the four lots and the furniture. The Rocky Mountain News reported that the church was located in "one of the most fashionable and fast growing portions of the city," considering the new State Capitol was about to built nearby. The stone blocks before you are thought to be remnants of the church's foundation uncovered during construction of the James Merrick State Parking Facility in 2004.
Type: Remnant

Fee: None

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk


Related URL: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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