In May, SEGD Denver invited Historic Denver and Denver Community & Development Landmark Preservation to host a walking tour of Downtown Denver. Starting at Union Station, Historic Denver led us on an exploration of warehouse row, historic hotels, and current development. We learned about the story of Denver's founding, the arrival and impact of the railroad, the growth around Union Station, and the neighborhood's transformation.
Along the way, Denver Community & Development Landmark Preservation provided fascinating details about the graphics and signage that define the Historic Downtown District. From ghost signs to logos and branding for new businesses, we learned how they're making strides to protect the history of downtown while maintaining a truly unique aesthetic for years to come.
After the tour, the group gathered for a happy hour at Woodie Fisher, one of the first fire stations in Denver that has been recently restored as an iconic kitchen and bar. The design of the space reflects the history of the building through thoughtful interior design, branding, and signage. Our friends at ADCON Signs, the fabricators behind the Woodie Fisher signage, graciously sponsored this happy hour.