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Building Plans and Drawings

This collection contains plans and drawings from significant regional architects including Fisher and Fisher, Temple Buell, Gove and Walsh, Burnham Hoyt, Victor Hornbein and William Muchow. If the original building permit lists an architect, check the catalog to see if your architect is included. Many of our architectural collections are indexed in our archives finding aids. Try searching your address or the name of your building here. While these collections contain thousands of original building plans (many of which are in the Digital Collections), most Denver buildings were not designed directly by an architect. Many contractors used plans from plan books or mail order sources like Sears. The Library has a collection of reprints of these early plan books. Search the catalog for more. For more information see the Denver Building History Tutorial.