Sunday, February 23, 2014

Colfax History: Alta Court

Alta Court in 1984 - Photo by Tom Noel, Denver Public Library
     This is a view of the Alta Court (formerly the Altamaha Apartment Building - 1902; George Boettcher) at 1490 Lafayette Street (1300-1326 East Colfax Avenue) in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. This three-story brick Italian Renaissance Revival has a flat roof and three bay facade. The center bay is recessed and has an arcade on the first floor and a balcony on the second floor. The third story has an open balcony with balustrade. A plaque on the top of the bay reads: "Alta." The two outer bays are projecting. Other features include quoins, a rusticated stone foundation, balconies, and different window treatments on each floor. A sign on the second floor reads: "What is in the Alta? 832-7294" "Cafe Alta" "Riddle Development Co." "Williams Design" "Davis & Brandeberry Assoc." "Kinetics Fitness Studio" "Slick Hair Salon" "PSL Foundation" "The Rose Ladies" "The Beach."

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