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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 delivery and improvement of Boulder. during this up-to-date version, 322 photos - greater than ninety of them present - trap landmarks, constructions, significant occasions, and quiet moments from the 1860s to 2006. images exhibiting an identical destinations at numerous periods in heritage display Boulder's continuum from prior to present.

Pettem devotes the 1st bankruptcy to an advent 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 quarter in Boulder, with an introductory essay by way of historical and modern photos with distinctive captions.

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Now Hurdle’s Jewelry and the 14th Street Bar and Grill occupy the building. The Crystal Center is in the background on the left. Photo by author, 2005. 43 boulder: evolution of a city During the pre-mall era, the brick had been painted on the Sullivan Building. Next door was the Boulder Hardware Building, with its distinctive cast-iron facade. Photo 1975. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder, Communication Arts Collection. The trees on Pearl Street are almost a forest. Hidden behind them is Hurdle’s Jewelry, still located in the Sullivan Building.

Now Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill occupies the former Walgreens and Janet’s stores. Photo by author, 2005. m. on a cold winter day when this photo was taken. Dominating the scene is the original Boulder County Court House, complete with a flag and flagpole on top of the cupola. The Masonic Temple Building is on the southwest corner of 14th and Pearl Streets. Across 14th Street is the Sullivan Building. To the left of the court house is the Boulder National Bank Building. To the right is the Elks Club, also with a tall flagpole, and the Hotel Boulderado.

36 The northeast corner of 14th and Pearl Streets was the site of the first frame house in Boulder, built in 1860 by Andrew J. Macky. After it was torn down, Louis Ehrlich built his first Ehrlich Block, which contained the Van Slykes store selling ladies’ and children’s clothing. On the second floor was photographer Ed Tangen’s studio. Photo by Ed Tangen, 1928. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. downtown business district: the pearl street mall Parents took their children to see Santa Claus, who waited on a platform in front of the court house.

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