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Travel Photo Thursday: Denver’s “Capitol Idea”

Travel Photo Thursday: Denver’s “Capitol Idea”

Henry Cordes Brown might have been one of early Denver’s most civic-minded residents.

In 1867 he donated ten acres of land on a hill rising gently above “downtown” Denver as the site on which a state capitol building would be constructed.

But he was no fool.

He rightly figured that the city “swells” would want to build their mansions up on Brown’s Bluff, too.

However, it would take twenty-five years before the Colorado State Capitol Building would be completed, a year after Brown lost his fortune in the Panic of 1893.

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