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South Downing Street–South Marion Street Parkway

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1913. Speer Blvd. to Washington Park

This six-block piece of Denver's original parkway network includes the now-covered City Ditch (see DV204.1) in its median strip. It is formally planted and lined by a few notable buildings, including Steele Elementary School (1913, David Dryden; 1929, Merrill H. and Burnham F. Hoyt), 320 South Marion Street Parkway, whose exotic poly-chrome tilework gives it a Middle Eastern air.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "South Downing Street–South Marion Street Parkway", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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