Another way of locating photographs of a building is to think of prominent features or landmarks that are nearby. Search for nearby churches, parks, schools, businesses, streets, etc. In many cases, it is possible to enlarge a section of the photograph to see the details in an area of interest.
Higher resolution images and enlarging capability are available at workstations in the Western History/Genealogy Department of The Denver Public Library and at the Colorado Historical Society. For more information about obtaining photographic prints of enlarged details, contact our Photo Sales Department.
Searching for "Seventh Avenue" brings up this photograph showing houses near 7th and Washington.
Knowing that a Sons of the American Revolution monument was nearby helped one customer locate this photograph and find his house in the background.
Searching for "Park Floral Company" returns this view of houses in the neighborhood of Colfax and Josephine.
Details of local buildings are clearly visible in this view of Telluride.
Sometimes an aerial view will be the only image you can find of your house.
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