East Colfax Avenue and Sherman Street on the north and East 14th Street and Sherman Street on the South. It faces Lincoln Street between Colfax and 14th Street. Note: Colfax would be 15th Street, but it has a name for some reason. The Capitol is the center of the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Height (struct.) 83 m 272 ft
Construction end 1908
- The exterior walls are of Colorado gray granite from Gunnison County. The three stories of the dome are of granite-colored cast iron, used instead of natural stone to save money.
- The interiors feature Beulah red marble and Colorado Yule marble wainscoting and brass fixtures.
- Important interior spaces include the rotunda with its murals by local artist Allen Tupper True, the House and Senate chambers, and the old Supreme Court chamber.
- The Capitol, in a Renaissance Revival style, was inspired by the National Capitol in Washington.
- It is a cruciform building, four stories tall with four similar elevations, and crowned with a 24-carat gold-leaf covered dome. The tripled-arched entrances on each side are topped with triangular pediments with bas-relief sculpture.
- The ceiling of the dome is 150 feet high.
Companies involved in this Building*
Architect: Elijah E. Myers, Frank E. Edbrooke
Other firms: John Moore , M-E Engineers.
Emporis It's golden dome peaks out from among the roof tops when you're not expecting it. From downtown, you only need to look southeast up 16th Street and you'll see it. On the other streets, it depends on where you're at and the heights of the surrounding buildings.
MOUNTAINS MOUNTAINS AND MORE...
MOUNTAINS MOUNTAINS AND MORE MOUNTAINS. most people aren't colorado natives. i've only met a handful of people born here. most are transplants. it's great to meet people from all over the world. when you move here, you have to buy a mountain bike, snowboard or skis, and some climbing gear. it's a requirement by law. it's an outdoor life here. whether it's hiking, camping, climbing, biking, frisbee, soccer or anything else you can do outdoors, it's here. the winters here in denver are mild. hardly any snow, (at the time of this writing though, it's a madhouse of snow outside, which will melt in a day). the mountains however, are filled with powder. there are too many ski resorts to list, so here's a rundown on a few of my favorites. #1. snowmass. one reason- sneaky trees run. it's out of bounds, which is legal here, and it's freshies all day. you do have to watch out for the 2000ft. dropoff though. #2. copper mountain. the copper bowls are extreme, but not that difficult. it's a huge mountain, that even on a busy day, you won't wait in line. #3. crested butte. not only do they have free skiing in november and at the end of the season, it's EXTREME. can you say double blacks across the whole damn mountain. breckenridge is a great place to ride and ski. if you can make it up the tow lift on a board, it's powder heaven. if you aren't that good, don't worry. it's easy and fun. if you want avalanche chutes and some steep stuff have a go at arapahoe basin. you'll also be able to ski until july here. ever ride with a t-shirt and shorts. have a beer, cookout, get a tan and ride some great spring snow. now, most places here are expensive. up to 55 smackers at vail, aspen, and most of those ritzy places. if you want some glitz, hit these places. (aspen mountain is the only resort in colorado that does NOT allow boarders). aspen is a cooler town than vail and the nightlife is much better. lots of different people, hippies, baggy pants, and tuxes. it's all there. if you want to ride cheap and make it back to denver to hit lodo that night, loveland is the place. it has the highest lift in the country, all the way up to the continental divide. it's steep and what a view. if you want a roadtrip, head to steamboat springs for some great tree skiing and oh lot of powder. then soak your worries away at strawberry springs. a wonderful hot springs. for the deepest powder in the state most winters is wolf creek. located in south central colorado, it's a great place to visit just for the sights. the nature sights that is. after that, drive on down to pagosa springs where you'll soak in the best hot springs in the state. over 15 pools ranging from 85* to 110f. degrees. the spring and summer here are a great time to shed some clothes. you'll need to wait to hike some of our 52 14ers (14000ft. mountains) until sometimes july, but there's plenty more to do around here. visit one of our two national parks, mesa verde or rocky mountain national parks. there's tons of open space in denver and the surrounding areas. mese verde is where the anasazi ruins are. ancient puebloan people inhabited this site from around 10AD to 1500 AD. cliff dwellings are abundant here and tours take you into these ancient houses magnificantly preserved and built to withstand the test of time. get here early because 1000 people a day come through this park. rocky mountain n.p. is more spread out to do some exploring and get away from the crowds. for the daring and fit, hike longs peak. to the summit, it's a 12 hour round trip hike. it's the toughest hike i've done. i wouldn't have traded it for the world. it's crowded in the late summer, and you can only get to summit lake in the early summer because of ice and snow on the trail past the 'keyhole.' even a hike to here is a great day hike. for the less adventurous, hike to one of the numerous lakes in the park. a popular trail is the bear lake trail. go past this to cub lake and the other lakes past that. take a dip and feel some great alpine water on your skin. it's cold so test it first.
now for those of you who want to go out on the town, lodo(lower downtown) is the place to be. since the building of coors field the entire area is loaded with bars and dance clubs. fado's is a great (authentic) irish pub that serves guiness and bass, and even snakebites for those of you who've been to england. it's my favorite place to go, even though it's crowded. wait for the warm summer nights where the patio looks onto coors field. i'm not one for meat markets but lodo bar and grill is one of the biggest hotspots. be ready to stand in line for awhile to get in. and then don't be mad when you get crammed in there like a sardine. go singing at sing sing, a piano bar that's always a good time. join in the festivities and singalong, dance and get crazy. if you want to see some of the avalanche hockey players go next door to the chophouse. all three of these bars are next door to each other. the best happy hour is a place called the palamino. all the beer on tap for $2 bucks. that means guiness and all the great microbrews from around town. if you want authentic, hit the broadway brewery (soon to move in the fall of 2000) the best ales around. doggie style ale and road dog (label written by hunter s. thompson) is the best in colorado. go to breckenrige brewery too if you didn't go to the original in breckenridge. catch some of the best local and national music at the soiled dove. see nina storey before she goes worldwide. and for some funk, check out opie gone bad at herman's hideaway on broadway, a ways from downtown.
Architecture-Brown Palace Hotel
The venerable Brown Palace Hotel was designed by Frank Edbrooke and completed in 1892. It features carved sandstone on a base of granite and was the country's second fireproof building. Over a century later, the Brown Palace remains one of Denver's finest hotels.
It fills the block between 17th Street, Broadway and Tremont Place.
Dedicated on November 11, 1990, the Colorado tribute to Veterans Monument is both a memorial to those who lost their lives in service to our country and a tribute to veterans of the past, present, and future. Tim Drago spearheaded the effort to create, fund and build the memorial. After a statewide contest was held, a committee of veterans chose the design submitted by Robert Koot and Richard Farley. The monument tower and wall were built of red sandstone from Lyons (Boulder County), Colorado, and represent the image of strength and vigilance. The beacon at the top of the tower represents lasting awareness and perpetual memory.
Located West side from Colorado Capitol Building across Lincoln Street
Colorado Veterans Monument
Layers. You've heard it a million times, but just watch the weather for a few days, and you'll see why--the range of temperatures can be ridiculous. It's not uncommon to have a winter day with a low below freezing and a high of 70. Plenty of water--it's a high, dry place, and people from lower elevations have serious problems adjusting quite commonly. Water, water, water. And those windshield scrapers.