Baist's Surveys of Denver - Plate 2 (Downtown)
Baist produced small edition atlases featuring the details of a city. Looking at a town piece by piece, these maps show street addresses, subdivisions, building footprints, the building materials used ("brick", "frame", "stone") as well as function (home, stable, greenhouse, church, etc.). While originally produced for Insurance underwriters, they were also employed by the Real Estate industry, but now they are used as indispensable resources for historians, geographers and others.
This rare sheet for a portion of downtown Denver spans from Colfax & Broadway to Champa between 14th and 18th, which includes neighborhoods such as a early downtown, which notes the functions of the many buildings from clubs and churches to Hotels and even the old Court House.
Condition is fair with some minor dampstaining and soiling toward the bottom of the image. Image size 33.5 x 23.5 (inches).