The Denver Post: Plans to Change Larimer Square, Denver's Most Historic Block, Entering Next Chapter | Urban Villages

Company News/ 04.10.19

The Denver Post: Plans to Change Larimer Square, Denver’s Most Historic Block, Entering Next Chapter

The Granite Building might be the most majestic structure in Larimer Square. Built at the southeast corner of 15th and Larimer streets in 1882, the striking red and beige stone building is a four-story welcome mat for the city’s first and most celebrated historic district. It sits on the same plot where Denver founder Gen. William Larimer built his log cabin home in 1858. In 1882, it was home to a dry goods store. Today, its tenants include the Comedy Works comedy club, and, allegedly, a ghost.

At a distance, the Granite Building looks good for its age, crowned with an ornate cornice, its slender windows wreathed in stonework. Upon closer inspection though, pieces of the building are beginning to crumble under the weight of its 136 years. It’s hardly the only building on Larimer Square beginning to show its age…continue reading original article