—Lower Downtown Walking Tour —Built in 1930-31 as a multi-tenant warehouse, 1863 Wazee Street is representative of the final building period in Lower Downtown until the boom of the 1980's. Architect Montana Fallis used the modernistic style to establish this building as Denver's first "Merchandise Mart." Fallis distinguished himself in architecture by specializing in the structural engineering problems of large buildings. His work ranged from metallurgical industry designs for smelters and refineries built all over North America to carious Neoclassical and Art Deco buildings built in Lower Downtown, including the Oxford Hotel Annex. This building's art deco elements reveal a radical departure form the provincial and often conservative architecture of the time. Sensuous lines, sumptuous ornamentation, and European influence can be seen in the brick masonry of this building. Polychromatic brick, jagged point triangles, chevrons and the use of a variety of materials - from brick, stone and terra cotta to metal and opaque glass - were characteristically used in the Art Deco style of architecture to enhance and enliven the lines of structure.
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|Placed By||The Lower Downtown Historic District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 500284 N 4400452|
|Decimal Degrees||39.75398333, -104.99668333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 45.239', W 104° 59.801'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 45' 14.34" N, 104° 59' 48.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||303, 720|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1863 Wazee St, Denver CO 80202, US|
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