TOUR of the COLORADO STATE HOME for DEPENDENT and NEGLECTED CHILDREN
2305 S. Washington Street, Denver, Colorado, Telephone, South
2305 S. Washington Street, Denver, Colorado, Telephone, South 226
"The most noteworthy factor in the physical condition of the Home is its location. It is located in the city of Denver, accessible to a five-cent street-car system, which makes it possible for all the persons of the state who are visiting the capitol city to come to it quickly and cheaply and look over the children to be placed to it quickly and cheaply and look over the children placed out. While it is easy of access to streetcars, it is far away from the congested part of the city, where it is able to establish a little civilization of its own. The site is a most beautiful one, commanding an uninterrupted view of the Rocky Mountains from Pike’s Peak to Long’s Peak. The air is devoid of smoke or any contaminating element….the Home enjoys the convenience of electric lights and has splendid sewer facilities. The property itself consists of forty acres lying between Illiff and Harvard Avenues and Clarkson and Logan Streets. There are thirteen buildings, known as the following:"
|1. Superintendents Residence||8. Washington Building||14. Swan Hall|
|2. Dora Reynolds School||9. Howe Building||15. Edbrooke Building|
|3&4. Gymnasium & Recreation Area||10. Dining Hall|
|5. Infirmary||11. Curtis Building|
|6. Administration Building||12. Campbell Hall|
|7. Merrill - Lincoln Hall||13. Nursery||19. Barn & Farm|
"The forty acres make a splendid appearance and have been improved into a beautiful campus of green, set with large maple, elm, and locust trees. There is an orchard of apple and cherry trees, and rose and flowering beds. The ditch bears the appearance of a living stream, and is studded with lordly cottonwoods. The seven larger buildings of the fourteen are built in a crescent, all facing the green campus; their rear and side entrances opening out on large playgrounds and toward the farm. They are buildings of unit design, white brick, and show fine taste in simplicity and unity. Observers cannot but wonder how they could be constructed for the money used."
11th Biennial Report of the Superintendent of the Colorado State Home for Children to the Board of Control, 1915 – 1916
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