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Drive By History, Part 3: National Humane Alliance Fountain

It says thusly: 1907 Presented by The National Humane Alliance Hermon Lee Ensign Founder B50 Note: Between 1906 and 1912, the National Humane Alliance presented somewhere around 125 Horse Watering Troughs to cities and towns across the country, including Denver. … Continue reading

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Building the Big Blue Bear

The “Big Blue Bear”, installed on 14th street in front of the Colorado Convention Center, has become a fixture in downtown Denver. Officially titled “I See What You Mean”, Lawrence Argent’s work offers a playful perspective on public art. This … Continue reading

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National Velvet, and thoughts on public art in Denver

One of my first memories experiencing the “real world” as a teenager was a summer visit to Toronto, Canada. I was allowed to wander on my own in this major metropolis. What I recall from both memory as well as … Continue reading

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