An appealing 1911 example of the Clason Map Company’s urban plan of its hometown of Denver, Colorado.
With a simple color scheme and clarity of design, the map is a fine representation of the city’s layout, particularly its grid-like street system, prominent in the downtown area and adjacent neighborhoods. We see well-established neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, Five Points, Highlands, and Cherry Creek, with a large inset at the lower right depicting the business district.
Given Denver’s importance as a railway hub in the early 20th century, it is no surprise that major rail lines and transportation hubs, notably Union Station, are prominently indicated. Other important landmarks of the period, such as the Colorado State Capitol, the Brown Palace Hotel, the Daniels & Fisher Tower, and the Denver Mint, are marked.
Sold together with Clason’s 1911 Guide to Denver.