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By Silvia Pettem

Boulder: Evolution of a City has captivated beginners, travelers, and longtime citizens for years with its dramatic visible and narrative presentation of the beginning and improvement of Boulder. during this up to date variation, 322 images - greater than ninety of them present - catch landmarks, constructions, significant occasions, and quiet moments from the 1860s to 2006. photos exhibiting a similar destinations at numerous periods in background show Boulder's continuum from previous to present.

Pettem devotes the 1st bankruptcy to an creation of the early photographers whose paintings seems to be through the booklet. relocating outward from the important company district as improvement did, every one next bankruptcy specializes in a selected zone in Boulder, with an introductory essay by way of historical and modern photos with distinctive captions.

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Note the flat false fronts of the buildings. Photo ca. 1880s. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. The Saller Dry Goods store was built on this location in 1920. The banner to the left of the store advertised Cheyenne Frontier Days. The age of the automobile had arrived, and 13th Street as well as Pearl was paved. Photo 1924. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. 30 downtown business district: the pearl street mall Saller’s burned down in 1928, and the J.

38 downtown business district: the pearl street mall Walgreens had replaced Temple Drug in the corner storefront. In April 1945, the Masonic Temple Building burned beyond repair and was torn down. Four years later, Walgreens reopened at the same location in a much more modest building. Janet’s (clothing) Shops was next door. Photo 1949. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. Now Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill occupies the former Walgreens and Janet’s stores.

In 1899, that building was extensively remodeled by the Boulder National Bank. An iceman’s wagon is under the arch. Court House Square is to the right. Photo by Joseph Bevier Sturtevant, 1895. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. National State Bank had moved into the new Masonic Temple Building in 1896 after being located in the Brookfield-Holstein Block. The bank opened its new building, on the southwest corner of 13th and Pearl Streets, on New Year’s Day, 1900.

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