Tower of Memories

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Tower of Memories
Tower of Memories Wheat Ridge CO.jpg
Tower of Memories is located in Colorado
Tower of Memories
Location 7777 W. 29th Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Nearest city Denver
Coordinates 39°45′29″N 105°05′41″W / 39.75806°N 105.09472°W / 39.75806; -105.09472Coordinates: 39°45′29″N 105°05′41″W / 39.75806°N 105.09472°W / 39.75806; -105.09472
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built late 1920s
Architect Charles A. Smith, Fisher & Fisher, John Monroe
Architectural style Moderne, Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87001725[1]
Added to NRHP September 25, 1987

The Tower of Memories is a mausoleum located at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA. The seven story building is 158 feet (48.16 m) tall;[2] its entrance is at 29th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard.

The building was designed with Gothic detailing by Charles A. Smith in 1926. After his firm failed in 1928, the architects William and Arthur Fisher were commissioned to continue the construction. World War II caused further delays to the building's construction. In 1948, the architect John Monroe was hired to complete the building.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Hovendick, Briana (2006-10-05). "Tower of Memories just a job for local man". Wheat Ridge News (Mile High Newspapers). Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Tower of Memories". Place Names Directory. Jefferson County, Colorado. 1997-09-28. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 

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