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By Silvia Pettem

Boulder: Evolution of a City has captivated novices, 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 variation, 322 images - greater than ninety of them present - catch landmarks, constructions, significant occasions, and quiet moments from the 1860s to 2006. pictures exhibiting an analogous destinations at a number of durations in historical past show Boulder's continuum from previous to present.

Pettem devotes the 1st bankruptcy to an creation of the early photographers whose paintings looks in the course of the publication. relocating outward from the primary company district as improvement did, each one next bankruptcy specializes in a selected zone in Boulder, with an introductory essay by means of historical and modern images with special 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.

The Union Pacific Depot, built in 1890, is at the far left in the background. Photo ca. 1899. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. Participants in the Lions Club bicycle race paused in front of Temple Drug, where Chamber of Commerce secretary Eben G. Fine was pharmacist. Photo by Ed Tangen, 1921. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. 38 downtown business district: the pearl street mall Walgreens had replaced Temple Drug in the corner storefront.

All three First National Bank buildings up to this date were on the same site. The second building of the Mercantile Bank, on the left, was built in 1912. In 1917, this section of Pearl, between 12th (Broadway) and 15th Streets, was the first street in Boulder to be paved. Photo by Ed Tangen, 1921. Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Historical Society Collection. 17 boulder: evolution of a city Boulder’s first brick commercial building, owned by Charles Dabney and Andrew J. Macky, is clearly shown in this earliest known photo of Pearl Street.

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