Document type: DU Image
Collection: University of Denver Historical Photograph Collection  
Title University of Denver Chamberlin Observatory
Collection Title University of Denver Historical Photograph Collection, Photographs, Subject Files
Date Created 1913
Description Exterior view of the University of Denver (DU) Chamberlin Observatory in Denver, Colorado. 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. Two buildings are on the site, the main observatory, completed in 1894, and the smaller student observatory which was completed in 1891. A dirt road and prarie grass are visible in the foreground.
Subject - Topic Built environment
College buildings
College campuses
Astronomical observatories
Astronomical observatories--Colorado--Denver--History
Subject - Corporate Name University of Denver
Chamberlin Observatory
Subject - Genre Exterior views
Subject - Geographic Colorado
Denver (Colo.)
Physical Note Written on back of photographic print: "Bldgs - Chamberlin Observatory, 1913."
Current ID U201.01.0017.0032.00019
Publisher University of Denver
Place of publication Denver, Colorado
Type of Resource still image
Form Photographic prints
Extent 1 item, (photograph), 8 x 10 inches, black and white
Digital Origin Reformatted digital
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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