The Rockmount Building is a significant and rare example of Denver Prairie School, in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was built in 1909 in a neighborhood dating back to 1859. The area thrived as the commercial hub and warehouse district of the railroad, housing the goods and travelers coming to Denver by rail. These warehouses were built as citadels that could house a immense amounts of goods brought across the continent. This is the last warehouse in LoDo still used as originally built.

Here is an image of the Rockmount Ranch Wear building, courtesy of Doors Open Denver.


The Rockmount is one of the finest historic buildings in Denver, restored by the Weil Family who has occupied it with their business, Rockmount Ranch Wear Mfg. Co. for three generations. See the original heavy timbering, tin ceiling, fur floors, paneling, exposed brick and terra cotta ornamentation. Today, Rockmount makes apparel, hat and accessories and ships all over the world, made solely in the USA. Similarly, within Rockmount is a viewable celebrity gallery of rock stars and movie actors who wear Rockmount.

During a visit to Rockmount, you can hear the colorful stories and see documents and photos of the site and area, dating back 150 years. Hear about Papa Jack who made the first Western snap shirts, now worn worldwide. In addition, there will be a research and power point presentation by third generation and president, Steve Weil.

This building preview is part of DenverUrbanism’s special countdown series to Doors Open Denver 2015. Click here for more information on Doors Open Denver.