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 Robert Walter Speer

Robert Walter Speer

Birth
Mount Union, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 May 1918 (aged 62)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 24 Lot 76
Memorial ID 7245184 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 8 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7245184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Walter Speer (1 Dec 1855–14 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7245184, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .