Deline Manufacturing Company

Courtesy the Denver Public Library, Western History Department, X-24289

Men and women pose outdoors near the Deline Manufacturing Company at 1075 Santa Fe Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The two-story brick building has arched windows and doorways, decorative trim, and signs that read: “All Kinds Paper Boxes” “The Deline Manufacturing Co.” and “Leather Specialties.” Courtesy The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection, X- 24289

The Deline Manufacturing Company

As the construction on the Colorado Ballet’s new home (link) has begun, and some of the original architecture has been revealed. The partial demolition revealed arched windows, offering evidence  that the structure shown above was buried under the facade. If the arches there do not match exactly, they certainly match the period, and further evidence is needed before reaching a conclusion. Perhaps I will get a chance to poke inside before the drywall goes up. The side of the building could also be the one seen next to the Deline building.

Arched windows suggest building is, or next to the one pictured as the Deline Manufacturing Company

Arched windows suggest building is, or next to the one pictured as the Deline Manufacturing Company

Taken November 15 2013, at the start of Colorado Ballet Construction

Taken November 15 3013, at the start of Colorado Ballet Construction

From the 1915 Denver City Directory we can also learn that Irving A. Deline, President of Deline manufacturing, lived nearby at 1103 Kalamath Street. This shows that Lincoln Park has a long tradition of resident business owners.

Courtesy the Denver Public Library, Western History Department, 1915 43rd Annual

Courtesy the Denver Public Library, Western History Department, 1915 43rd Annual

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