Civic Center Conservancy
1410 Grant Street, Suite A301
Denver, Colorado 80203
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1932: Denver City & County Building

Civic Center's Western Edge Completed

 In an unprecendented strategy, the Allied Architects Association of Denver brought together a team of 39 architects to design the City and County Building, an effort focused on creating a classical structure that emulated Civic Center's character.  After more than eight years of design and construction, the final cornerstone was laid in 1932. The completion of the grand, classical building culminated a 30-year process to define the
Civic Center as the heart of city government and its cultural center.  Set on the western edge of Civic Center and symmetrically aligned with its primary axis and that of the State Capitol, the City & County Building completed Edward H. Bennett's 1917 master plan. It also marked the end of the City Beautiful era in Denver.

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