Located just south of the Bronco Stadium, the Mile High Station occupies the former Midwest Steel and Ironworks building. The original building dates back to the turn of the century (1897). At that time the building was a Denver landmark employing hundreds of ironworkers and craftsmen. This was the forgery for the pieces at City and County Building/Moffat Tunnel/Royal Gorge Bridge.
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.
Mile High Station
Incorporated as the Jackson Richter Iron Works in 1903, this steel complex was one of the largest contributions to Denver's infrastructure.
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).
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.
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.