Denver Dry Goods

Colorful Colorado

Downtown Denver’s Department Stores of Yesteryear

Join Denver’s department store historian, Mark Barnhouse, as he recounts the stories of Denver’s two greatest emporia: Daniels and Fisher and The Denver Dry Goods Company. Daniels and Fisher--“Denver’s Pioneer Store” for almost a century--is remembered for its iconic tower at Sixteenth and Arapahoe Streets. Learn about the store’s two founders who helped create Colorado’s greatest store: William Cooke Daniels and William Garrett Fisher. The Denver Dry Goods, the biggest store in town at Sixteenth and California, sold everything to everyone— from fancy dresses to hats to saddles. Along with discussing The Denver’s famous Tea Room and chicken a la king, longtime Denverites will enjoy this walk down memory lane.