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Retrospective: The Doors of Ft Lupton

There are many ‘Forts” in Colorado.  But none of them were military outposts.  Instead, these were fortified trading posts for Indigenous Peoples and early Trappers.

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Fort Lupton has been completely reconstructed on a site adjacent to the original location.  It was established in 1836 by Lancaster Lupton, a former soldier and West Point Graduate. Click on the link above for the details of the Founding of the Fort.   He had passed through the area with the Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition in 1834.

Trading Gate, interior, the Natives were kept in this smaller area and never allowed into the main Fort.

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The Watch Tower Interior & Exterior:

Private Dwelling Door:

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Check out the History of Ft Collins, Ft Morgan, Bent’s Fort and there are more Forts, some even were military…………

Second Floor Door Mystery

I never did figure out exactly how this Door was used.  Found it in an alley during a night  time Denver Workshop……

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Any ideas how this door was used?

Agricultural Heritage Center Barn

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Above, a cropped Mamiya7 image with Portra 400.  Giving you a hint of the doors…..

Still figuring out the right distance for my RSS 6X9.  I’ll retake these standing a bit closer.  But it’s all about learning for My Inner Monet……..Read more about the Center Here.

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Above and below, some very distant Doors……….We take our last look at Snow?

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These image was actually from January 2020.

 

The Evans School, Denver

#ThursdayDoors

I realized that I had no Door planned for today.  OMG!  And I had just been sorting doors yesterday.  So I’m giving you one of my Indoor Doors.  From the Denver Architecture Foundation’s Doors Open Denver, the Evans School:

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You know that I like interior spaces.  I know that I photographed the main entrance…. when I find it I will post it!