Clason’s Guide Map of Denver and Suburbs


Detailed city plan of Denver from the early 20th century.

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This fascinating city plan and street index of Denver, Colorado was issued locally by the Clason Map Company around 1908, based on the buildings listed. It shows an orderly street grid with transit routes and boulevards given extra attention, as outlined in the accompanying legend at the top of the sheet. The key notes ‘street car tracks not used,’ alluding to the slow but inexorable shift in public transportation.

The map includes two insets; the lower right shows a large scale view of the downtown area, with individual buildings labeled between Union Depot and the State Capitol. The second inset, lower left, shows the suburban municipality of Englewood immediately south of Denver.

Published by the city’s Chamber of Commerce, the map also encourages its audience to visit the surrounding area, through ‘Denver the Gateway to 12 National Parks and 32 National Monuments.”

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1908

Author: Clason Map Co.

Sheet Width (in): 27.80

Sheet Height (in): 20.90

Condition: B

Condition Description: Previously folded into 12 segments, with moderate wear and creasing along fold lines. Some areas also feature faint discoloration. There is blue crayon markings within the image, and the outer margins are worn and soiled, with several small tears repaired on verso. Remains in good, presentable condition overall.


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