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Graffiti at the Abandoned Wastewater Reclamation Plant

Graffiti Paradise

I took these color photos back in about 1987 with a disposable camera - these pictures represent a tiny fraction of the graffiti that covered every surface of the entire abandoned sewage plant, and my chagrin at not being able to muster a documentary film crew to capture the entire wonderland of creativity that was there is boundless. I had them on the web for a while, and got emails from people who were thrilled that I had images of a place that in graffiti circles, was legendary. Then, 10 years later, cataloging photos in the Denver Public Library's collection, I came across photos of the same place when it was new, in 1937. Those are the black and white photos. Today, the area is "Northside Park": ~ ultimately a great improvement!

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Northside Park

Northside Park
Collection: Photographs - Auraria Library
Title: Northside Park
Creator: Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob)
Description: Scanned image from loaned collection.; Title and content derived from inventory prepared by Jacquelyn Ainlay-Conley.; Digitization sponsored by the Kenneth King Foundation.; R7001511672
Subject: Denver (Colo.)--1990-2000.; Globeville (Denver, Colo.)--1990-2000.; Northside Park (Denver, Colo.)--1990-2000.; Graffiti.; Parks.; Graffiti--Colorado--Denver--Pictorial works.; Urban parks--Colorado--Denver--Pictorial works.; Denver (Colo.)--Pictorial works.; Globeville (Denver, Colo.)--Pictorial works.; Northside Park (Denver, Colo.)--Pictorial works.
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Denver Sewage Disposal Plant

Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Creator: Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)
Description: "Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 737 Michigan Ave. Chicago, Neg. no. 6078 I" stamped and penciled on verso.; Attribution stamped on mat board.; Number "4" penciled on mat board.; Title supplied.; R7110100683
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Facilities--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Architecture--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Hoisting machinery--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Waste disposal facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Colo.)--Facilities--1930-1940.
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Denver Sewage Disposal Plant

Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Creator: Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)
Description: "Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 737 Michigan Ave. Chicago, Neg. no. 6078 E" stamped and penciled on verso.; Attribution stamped on mat board.; Number "1" penciled on mat board.; Title supplied.; R7110100659
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Facilities--1930-1940.; Waste disposal facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Architecture--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Colo.)--Facilities--1930-1940.
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Sludge control & tanks

Sludge control & tanks
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Sludge control & tanks
Description: Album is indexed.; Album page 84 includes X-20679 to X-20687 on verso page 83 includes X-20667 to X-20678.; Photo edges are cropped.; Title inked below photoprint.; Written above photo is "602".; R7100206843
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Buildings--1930-1940.; Sewage disposal plants--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewage sludge--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Tanks--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
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Screen house & flume

Screen house & flume
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Screen house & flume
Description: Album is indexed.; Album page 84 includes X-20679 to X-20687 on verso page 83 includes X-20667 to X-20678.; Photo edges are cropped.; Title and "(from the South)" inked below photoprint.; Written above photo is "598".; R7100206801
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Buildings--1930-1940.; Sewage disposal plants--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Buildings--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Hydraulic facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
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Northside Park

Northside Park
Collection: Photographs - Auraria Library
Title: Northside Park
Creator: Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob)
Description: Scanned image from loaned collection.; Title and content derived from inventory prepared by Jacquelyn Ainlay-Conley.; Digitization sponsored by the Kenneth King Foundation.; R7001511672
Subject: Denver (Colo.)--1990-2000.; Globeville (Denver, Colo.)--1990-2000.; Northside Park (Denver, Colo.)--1990-2000.; Graffiti.; Parks.; Graffiti--Colorado--Denver--Pictorial works.; Urban parks--Colorado--Denver--Pictorial works.; Denver (Colo.)--Pictorial works.; Globeville (Denver, Colo.)--Pictorial works.; Northside Park (Denver, Colo.)--Pictorial works.
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Denver Sewage Disposal Plant

Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Creator: Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)
Description: "Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 737 Michigan Ave. Chicago, Neg. no. 6078 I" stamped and penciled on verso.; Attribution stamped on mat board.; Number "4" penciled on mat board.; Title supplied.; R7110100683
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Facilities--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Architecture--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Hoisting machinery--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Waste disposal facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Colo.)--Facilities--1930-1940.
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Denver Sewage Disposal Plant

Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Denver Sewage Disposal Plant
Creator: Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)
Description: "Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 737 Michigan Ave. Chicago, Neg. no. 6078 E" stamped and penciled on verso.; Attribution stamped on mat board.; Number "1" penciled on mat board.; Title supplied.; R7110100659
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Facilities--1930-1940.; Waste disposal facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Architecture--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Colo.)--Facilities--1930-1940.
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Sludge control & tanks

Sludge control & tanks
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Sludge control & tanks
Description: Album is indexed.; Album page 84 includes X-20679 to X-20687 on verso page 83 includes X-20667 to X-20678.; Photo edges are cropped.; Title inked below photoprint.; Written above photo is "602".; R7100206843
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Buildings--1930-1940.; Sewage disposal plants--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewage sludge--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Tanks--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
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Screen house & flume

Screen house & flume
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Screen house & flume
Description: Album is indexed.; Album page 84 includes X-20679 to X-20687 on verso page 83 includes X-20667 to X-20678.; Photo edges are cropped.; Title and "(from the South)" inked below photoprint.; Written above photo is "598".; R7100206801
Subject: Denver Sewage Disposal Works--Buildings--1930-1940.; Sewage disposal plants--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Buildings--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Hydraulic facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Sewerage--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
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