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University of Denver Chamberlin Observatory, between 1894-1920

Identifier: U201.01.0017.0030.00013


Exterior view of Chamberlin Observatory on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, with a dirt road (later Warren Avenue) in the foreground and a farmhouse in the background. The observatory is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is named for Humphrey B. Chamberlin, a local land developer who donated $50,000 toward the project. The observatory was designed by Denver astronomer Herbert A. Howe, and the architect was Robert Sawyers Roeschlaub. Howe based the design on the Goodsell Observatory in Northfield, Minnesota.


  • between 1894-1920


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University of Denver Chamberlin Observatory

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair 4 x 7 inches black and white 7 x 10 inches


reformatted digital

Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back of mount: ''BLDGS, Chamberlin Observatory, date picture taken ?''


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Denver CO 80208
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