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Robert Walter Speer
Birth: 1855, USA
Death: 1918
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Mayor of Denver, Colorado: 1904-1912, 1916-1918. A civic idealist, Speer implemented the City Beautiful concept, which he came to know following a visit to the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago-in making major improvements to Denver during his tenure, including a master plan that resulted in parks, fountains, parkways and impressive public buildings. Commissioned the award winning Mabel Landrum Torry "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" sculpture located in Washington Park, Denver, honoring the Eugene Field poem of the same name. A major diagonal boulevard he created is named in his honor. (bio by: GravesScribe) 
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 24 Lot 76
 
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Originally Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Mar 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7245184
Robert Walter Speer
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Robert Walter Speer
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Robert Walter Speer
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-Anonymous
 Added: May. 8, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 1, 2013
Son of George W. and Jane Ann (Brewster) Speer; born in Huntingdon Co., Pa. Dec, 1855. Married in 1882 to Kate A. Thrush of Lewiston, Pa.--From Who's Who in the World, 1912.
- JH
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012
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