Daniels and Fisher: Denver's Best Place to Shop

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For 129 years, Daniels and Fisher and May-D&F proudly served the Mile High City. Today, the restored Daniels and Fisher Tower adorns the Sixteenth Street Mall while the I.M. Pei–designed ice-skating rink and hyperbolic paraboloid at May-D&F survive only in memories. The story of these institutions is filled with fascinating characters, including dashing, tower-building William Cooke Daniels; his aristocratic English wife, Cicely; and flamboyant William Zeckendorf, whose city-building dreams outpaced his finances. Generations of Denverites shopped these stores and still remember white-gloved sales ladies, meals served in the D&F Tea Room and views from the observation deck. Join author Mark A. Barnhouse as he brings the spectacular Christmas displays, fantastic fortnights celebrating foreign cultures and Carl Sandell—the seven-foot, five-inch Daniels and Fisher doorman—back to life.
ISBN: 9781626199231
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: Landmarks
Images: 80
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Denver native Mark A. Barnhouse has published four history books on Denver and leads the popular “Historic Sixteenth Street” walking tour for the annual Doors Open Denver celebration. He earned his BA in history and English literature from the University of Colorado at Denver and has continued to research and write. Fascinated by the ways his city has changed over time, Mark is particularly interested in the histories of old, vanished department stores, having spent many hours in them as a youth.
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