The Lower Downtown Historic District
By Barbara Gibson, Photography by Cynthia S. Herrick
Discover the fascinating stories behind LoDo's historic structures.
At completion, the Chester S. Morey Mercantile Building at 1528 16th Street was said to be the most elegantly appointed "business house" in the West. This was typical of a time when warehousers wanted prestigious buildings as they often combined storage and production with showrooms and corporate offices. The Morey Mercantile Building was considered by many to be one of the jewels of "Warehouse Row," as Wynkoop Street was often called. The second-story main entrance was built to connect to the now demolished 16th Street Viaduct.