Hested's Department Store

Address: 1299 Washington Ave., Golden, 80401

The Hested's Department Store was built in 1957. In 1962, the store underwent a major remodeling and expansion into what was the Linder Hardware store (earlier called the Golden Hotel). The property is owned by Clifford H. Evans. The store was the largest department store in Golden in the 1960s with over 16,000 square feet of space. The Hested's building represents the modern in-fill of the Golden commercial district. The building's design is typical of the 1960s' influences and construction techniques. There are but a few of this type in this portion of Golden. The large commercial building has a raised upper facade composed of pressed concrete panels. Beneath the facade is an accordian-shaped awning roof. The storefront is a full wall of plate glass display windows and glazed entrance doors with transoms. The exterior side walls are constructed of smooth, red brick and have windows composed of glass bricks with flat arches and brick sills. The roof is flat and is stepped toward the rear. The original south 50 feet of the building was constructed in 1957. In 1962 the building was expanded to include the north portion and a new facade was added. The physical building is all that remains of Hested's Department Store.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S27, T3S, R70W
Elevation: 5674
Source: Simmons, Laurie et al, "1989 Survey of Historic Buildings in Downtown Golden," pp. 19, 21.

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