During the construction of 16M  off of 16th and Market (the old Cook Building which housed Office Depot) a quiet little building next door was also renovated that didn’t really get noticed; it has caught my eye every time I walk by and I wish our office was in their beautiful and elegant space.

A little history from Eron Johnson Antiques and the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain Seed Co. Building was built in 1894 and in its more recent past the facade of the building had been covered with green sheet metal.

Old Rocky Mountain Seed Company

The old facade on Rocky Mountain Seed Company facade from DenverInfill.com.

The exposure!

The exposure!

(a little then and now)

The new Rocky Mountain Seed Company building meets the street with chipped stone planters, stairs to address the slight rise of the building from the street, and crisp new lighting inside the new storefront along Market.

The new Rocky Mountain Seed facade with 16M behind it.

The new Rocky Mountain Seed facade with 16M behind it.

new face

The new streetscape at RMSC illustrates a perfectly executed interface with Market St. and a great sidewalk for pedestrians.

The new streetscape at RMSC illustrates a perfectly executed interface with Market St. and a great sidewalk for pedestrians.

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