Denver has some really fascinating and significant monuments that celebrate the character and history of the city of Denver. Monuments in Denver typify the blending of Indigenous American and early pioneer cultures and spirit.
Molly Brown House Museum
This site is the Victorian home of Molly Brown. Brown was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the Titanic. With her courage and heroism she distinguished herself as a hero and somebody to appreciate. When going into Molly Brown’s home, there are unique furniture, crafts and art, making this a really fascinating and illuminating spot to visit. Through the year, this Denver monument holds art exhibits on the history of Denver.
Four Mile Historic Park
This Denver Monument is a 12 acre park, four miles from downtown in Denver, near by Cherry Creek. Four Mile House is located at this Denver park, which is the oldest home in Denver. This historic home was constructed in 1859 and is registered at the National Register of Historic Places. The Four Mile Historic Park was also one of the final destinations of the Cherokee Trail. When visiting this monument, there are workshops that are held that educate guests about the original people who resided in Denver. Guests can also go throughout the home and check out the resident farm animals.
Byers-Evans House Museum
This particular structure was built in the later part of the 19th century by a person named William Byers. Byers was the publisher of the Rocky Mountain News. Six years after completion, he sold the home to Gray Evans, whioch is how it came to have two names associated with it. This actual monument celebrates the prominent families that helped established the city of Denver. Activities such as lectures, photograph and art exhibitions, and children’s activities that are available to visitors.
Ten Commandment Monument
This monument is located in Lincoln Park on the state Capital grounds. It was originally christened in 1956. The Ten Commandment was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, as part of a programme started by Judge E.J. Ruegemer. The Ten Commandments located in the museum are physically etched into Minnesota granite and the text has symbols from both Christianity and Judaism. It also features American symbols of the Eagle and the the United States flag.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
This Cathedral is found at 1530 Logan Street. The Cathedral was founded in 1906. It can seat more than 1500 people and has breathtaking stain-glass windows adding its beautiful French Gothic style architecture. It has 210 foot spires that were capped in 1911. Pope John-Paul raised the Cathedral to a Basilica. The Cathedral also has a Kimble organ which has 3000 pipes. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a breathtaking site to visit.
Peter DeVries has been interested in American monuments for many years. She has written op-eds and editorial pieces for many online publications. For more information about historic monuments in Denver, please visit his site.