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National and State Register
Denver Municipal Auditorium (Quigg Newton Denver Municipal Auditorium)
Completed in 1908, this Renaissance Revival style arena/theater was designed by Denver architect Robert Willison. Constructed of buff brick, the three-story terracotta trimmed building featured prominent corner towers that were topped with cupolas.
The massive 246 by 145 foot building was second only to New York’s Madison Square Garden in size. Associated with Denver’s City Beautiful movement, the completion of the building marked the high point of Mayor Robert W. Speer’s first term in office. A 1940 annex was expanded in 1950, and the building remains in use as a component of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.