Continuing the Building's Legacy

During the early 1900's, workers built and shipped large-scale ship sections for use by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Based on the significance of the building and the important role that it played in Colorado's history, the building is under consideration as a Historic building by the State of Colorado's historic preservation Officer.

Today, the building is home to the Mile High Station. The structure has been carefully renovated to preserve much of the original architectural features, including the old-brick exterior walls, "I-Beam" steel structure, and some of the original operational equipment. New features to the structure include an elevated mezzanine, kitchen, beautiful brick bar, custom chandeliers, large patio, plasma TV's, and in-house A/V system.


Quick Building Timeline

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A Piece of Denver's History is BORN

The beginning of a new era

Incorporated as the Jackson Richter Iron Works in 1903, this steel complex was one of the largest contributions to Denver's infrastructure.


A Booming Steel Industry

Providing for World War II

During the Second World War Midwest was awarded construction contracts for a
number of regional military installations. During the war year’s projects were completed for
Fort Francis E. Warren (Wyoming), Fort Logan (Denver), Lowry Air Force Base (Denver),
Buckley Field (Denver), and Camp Carson (Colorado Springs).

Standing the test of time

The Midwest Steel & Ironworks is recognized in the National Register of Historic Places

Physically, the Midwest complex remains essentially intact, illustrating its change and
expansion over the years. Most outstanding architecturally is the two-story brick office addition built in 1931. In contrast to the commercial vernacular design of the 1906 office, the 1931 addition of the popular Art Deco style by Denver architect Roland L. Linder has been recognized as one of the most characteristic buildings in Denver's history. The building was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.


Continuing the Legacy

Mile High Station & Ironworks live on

Since 2000, Mile High Station has been the preferred event venue for Denver's most memorable events. As of fall 2018, the partner venue, known as Ironworks, will open its doors. We welcome you to host your most intimate and memorable events at both venues, continuing the legacy and rich history these buildings have to offer.

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From the rich history and industrial design, we would be honored to host your next event. Ready to book your event?

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