Wednesday, July 21, 2021
9am – 5pm Free Ice Cream & Tour a Candy Factory Coworking
4pm – 6pm Happy Hour at Dazzle
7pm Live Music at Dazzle
Book your tickets now at – https://dazzledenver.com/upcoming-events/#/events
What is Baur’s Day?
Founded in 1872, O.P. Baur Confectionery Company called 1512 Curtis Street home for nearly 80 years from 1891 to 1970. In its heyday, Baur’s was a virtual palace of sweets: cases of candy, cakes and other treats, and a soda fountain, all lit by twinkling chandeliers.
In the 1920’s and 30’s, Joe Jacobs (President of Baur’s at the time) liked to share his wealth with the community just like the company’s founder, O.P. Baur. He established an annual Easter egg hunt and free ice cream day for the children during the Great Depression and would give treats and other sweets to orphanages, placement homes, and hospitals during the holidays.
In 2006, John Hickenlooper, Mayor of the City and County of Denver, proclaimed July 18 “Baur’s Building Day” and a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration was held to honor the building and its history. It was deemed worthy of designation as a Denver Landmark as well as included in the National Register of Historic Places and is registered with the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. It is one of the last standing buildings in this part of Denver from this era.
Present day, the Baur’s building lives on and is now home to Candy Factory Coworking and Dazzle.