Use for: University of Denver. Chamberlin Observatory.
Ground Breaking for Chamberlin Observatory (H.B. Chamberlin, donor; Cost, about $40,000) in June 13, 1888.
Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76); Steve Fisher, "University Park's Utopian Start," University of Denver magazine, Winter 2008; University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Certificate. [U123.01.0002.0016]
Cornerstone for Chamberlin Observatory in 1890.
Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.76).
Chamberlin Observatory completed in 1894.
University of Denver Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 4, April, 1923, page 15.
On March 27, 1980, Chamberlin Observatory is added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
Citation:University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. NHRP Certificate.
Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:
A labor of love : the story of Herbert Alonzo Howe at the University of Denver : Chapter 3, Chamberlin Observatory, 1997
University of Denver astronomy professor Albert Recht looks at a telescope with a female student inside Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
A male student looks through the telescope inside Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, while a female student looks on.
A large audience of unidentified persons sits in chairs set up on the grass to listen to an astronomy presentation near Chamberlin Observatory in Observatory Park in Denver, Colorado.
Exterior view of University of Denver's Observatory Park in Denver, Colorado. The image shows the Chamberlin Observatory to the right and a house in the background on the left side.
File consists of thirty-one (31) cyanontype blueprints and technical drawings of the Chamberlin Observatory telescope and dome, as well as of the Student Observatory. Also included in the file folder is a ripped fragment from the bottom left corner of a technical drawing blueprint. Material spans from 1889 - 1894.
File includes twenty-four (24) architectural drawings of the Chamberlin and Student Observatory. The drawings are mainly of structural parts and each have an additional copy included within the file folder. Included is a set of ten (10) architectural drawings that were bound together. Material spans approximately from 1889 to 1894; however, the bulk of the drawings are from 1889 - 1890.
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