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By Mark Barnhouse

The liked thoroughfare on the center of Denver, 16th road has continually been the Mile-High City's "Main Street." 16th road obtained its bounce begin in 1879 while Leadville's Silver King and Colorado's richest guy, Horace Austin Warner Tabor, got here to city and outfitted the city's first five-story skyscraper on the nook of 16th and Larimer Streets. In coming years, 16th highway grew to become Denver's major retail middle as shopkeepers and division shop proprietors developed ever-more outstanding palaces, culminating within the Daniels and Fisher Tower--the city's tallest development for 5 many years and the emblem of the town. within the moment half the twentieth century, 16th highway observed significant adjustments, together with the construction of 1 of the main profitable pedestrian department stores within the nation, an archetype of the facility of significant city locations and an notion to different towns, huge and small.

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