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1919: Voorhies Memorial

 

Thanks to a gift from John Voorhies to fund a memorial gateway, the addition of the Voorhies Memorial in 1919 completed the northern end of Civic Center, firmly positioning the Bates triangle as an integral park space and requiring that Colfax Avenue be re-routed around the park.
 

Designed by noted Denver architects Fisher & Fisher, the Voorhies Memorial included murals by  local artist Allen True, who would be commissioned in later years to paint murals in the State Capitol Rotunda and the Brown Palace’s lobby.

 

SOURCES: Denver's Civic Center Park Master Plan, 2005;

Denver's Civic Center Design Guidelines, 2009

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