Saturday, March 21, 2015

Architect Richard Crowther's rendering of the Pig'n Whistle

Eddie Bohn's Pig'n Whistle sketch by architect Richard Crowther (the guy who created all the great neon signs out at Lakeside Amusement Park). Crowther was doing a lot of work in Denver starting in the late 40s or early 50s, and much of it, like his work at Lakeside, entailed redesigning existing structures (he was also responsible for the current design of the Esquire Theater on 6th Ave). It's unclear what this Pig'n Whistle sketch was used for, but one possibility is that Eddie Bohn was considering a modernization of his property at some point and solicited Crowther for a rendering (photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library Western History Collection and Save the Signs).

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