After four fascinating segments about the history of Denver’s 888 Logan Street, Judith Stalnaker brings her story to a close as we explore three more residents and the influence still felt today of 888 Logan Street’s early residents…
My five-month-long search to see if famous people lived at 888 Logan Street has been rewarding and exciting. I started with a name from a list, knowing nothing about the person behind the name. Imagine how thrilling it was when, for the name “Joseph E. Bona,” I found an old newspaper article entitled “Buffalo Bill’s Mortician, J.E. Bona, Dies at 90.” Or the delight when I found the name “Hannah Levy” belonged to the woman who owned Fashion Bar (where I used to shop). Or when Lewis Dymond turned out to have been the President of Frontier Airlines. Continue reading “PART V — 888 LOGAN STREET: HOME TO THE PROMINENT”
Constructed in 1959, the building is of midcentury modern design, a style created in the 1950s and portions of the preceding and following decades. The 888 Logan Street building exemplifies midcentury modern style with its clean, unadorned lines and large expanses of glass. Continue reading “PART IV — 888 LOGAN STREET: HOME TO THE PROMINENT”
One of the unique features that was built into the building was a milkbox embedded in the hall wall near each unit’s door. In the hall, the milkman could open the door to the box and place milk inside. Then the resident could open another door to the box inside his apartment to retrieve the milk at the resident’s convenience. Today the days of home milk delivery are long gone, so the doors to the boxes are welded shut.
Judith Stalnaker grew tired of listening to unsubstantiated rumors that famous, wealthy people used to live in her condo building fifty years ago. So she decided to see if there was any evidence to back up the claims. Come along as this five-part series reveals the exciting, incredible information she found.
“‘This is the most luxurious apartment house ever built in Denver’,” said developer Saul Davidson in a Denver Post interview published December 1959. The article praises the building for its “innovations in the field of fine living” including a lobby reflecting pool and fountain, a second floor swimming pool, the personally controlled air conditioning for each unit, the two levels of underground parking, and the six penthouse suites of two-story units with the two floors connected by floating stairways.