Leadership

Public Improvements at Denver, Col.

Issue 18 and Volume 1891 9.

Public Improvements at Denver, Col. A noteworthy record of municipal enterprise and growth is shown by the report of J. A. McIntyre, city engineer of Denver, Col., covering the period between April 10, 1889, and December 3r, 1890. During this time $24,000,000 have been expended by private enterprise upon buildings alone, and $2,000,000 by State and county government, while, in the words of the report, “cable and electric railways have added vastly to the business facilities of the city; water companies have laid nearly 200 miles of iron pipe; manufacturers have opened many new fields of industries, and all kinds of enterprising and permanent improvements have kept pace with the rapid strides Denver has taken towards a first rank among the cities of the Union.” The rapid increase in the operations of the engineering department is ’ndicated by the statement of amounts collected for lot surveys and grades given, which,…

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