Reconstructed 1938 map showing the residences and business located in the 12th and Broadway area. Information for this map came the 1938 Denver Householder Directory and the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map.
Prior to excavation, a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey was conducted over a large portion of the planned construction site. GPR works by sending radar waves into the ground, which then bounce off buried features such as walls and foundations. The results of the GPR survey suggested a number of possibly intact building foundations in the southeastern corner of the property. This helped the archaeologists focus their efforts on the portions of the site with buried features, thus making more efficient use of their time and providing valuable archaeological information. Read more »
The excavation and "grid-ding" of excavation units in a nearly intact cellar on the west end of the row homes. Archival data suggests the debris came from the residence of Mildred T. Yale, a widow who lived at the site for nearly its entire period of occupation.