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Title Longmont, Colo. -- Bird's-eye view
Object Name Map
Catalog Number A.049.001
Scope & Content Aerial view of Longmont by J?(or F). A. Ricker. Large poster with "bird's-eye" drawing of the town of Longmont in about 1895, showing the railroad, mills, canning factory, downtown, residences, parks and streets. Around the outside of the view are sketches of twenty-seven prominent buildings in Longmont. Promotional text on the poster describes the many good qualities of Longmont -- agriculture, health, industry, "a perfect system of public schools", water supply, churches, etc.

Buildings depicted: City Hall, Daily Times Printing Co. building, Residence of W. H. Dickens, Residence of Geo. W. Allen, Residence of J. W. Denio, Residence of J. B. Thompson, Imperial Hotel, Residence of F. H. Stickney, Residence of W. J. Kiteley, Residence of J. W. Turrell, Farm Residence of F. L. Higbee, Residence of R. G. Sutphen, Presbyterian College, Congregational Church, First National Bank, Bryant School, Sullivan & Rowen Mercantile Co., Golden Rule Store, Farmer's National Bank, McKeirnan & Co., Longmont Flour Mills, L. D. Metcalf Feed Mill, Bryant School, Resident of Stephen Butler, Livery of F. W. Culver, Farmers' Mill and Elevator Company, J. M. Warner & Co. Longmont Elevator, Franklin School.
Notes Reproductions catalogued as A1997.037.001

The original print has the date 1904 written above the artist's name in ink. However, the map does not show the original Longmont High School, completed in 1900.

Written on lower left front corner "A-125 Donated by Ray Lanyon"
Date Range from 1890
Date Range to 1900
Size One 27 7/8" x 20" mounted poster
Subject Heading Aerial photographs
Central business district
Houses -- Exterior
Grain -- Milling
Central business district
Commercial