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Greeley has gone through many changes.
Many of the original buildings are gone but there are a few still standing. See how the buildings appeared back in time and compare to the buildings today.

Click on the old building picture to see the building today.


Greeley Tribune

Camfields

Click on Greeley Tribune in the 1880's and see the Greeley Tribune Building as it looks today. Photo Credit (If you get a Page Not Found after closing the Photo Credit pop up, just click on the back arrow to return to this page.)

Click on Camfield's in about 1905 to see the building today. Photo Credit

Sometimes old buildings are torn down and new ones are built.
Here area few buildings that have been torn down and were rebuilt.

Click on the old building picture to see the building today.

Original Meeker School Courthouse today
Here is the original Meeker School. Click on it to see Meeker Elementary School today. Photo Credit Here is the original Courthouse. Click on it to see the Courthouse today. Photo Credit
New Baptist Church Depot
Here is the original First Baptist Church. Click on it to see the church today. Click on the Depot in about 1886 to see the building today. Photo Credit

Architecture styles also change.
Look at several important buildings from a long time ago and compare to buildings with similar functions today.

Click on the old building picture to see the building today.

Oasis Hotel bank and theater
Here is a hotel. Click on it to see a hotel today. Photo Credit
Here is a bank and a theater. Click on it to see the same type of buildings today.
(Not finished)
Saddle shop  
Here is a saddle and harness store. Click on it to see where we buy our "transportation" accessories today.
(Not finished)
 
Greeley has grown in size through the years and there are many changes seen through photographs.
Here is a Quicktime slide show that shows a bit Greeley's growth in the early years. Click to advance or use the arrow keys.

Many businesses have come and gone through the years.
A few are still in operation after 100 or so years. Greeley Hat Works was established back in 1909 and was still in operation in Downtown Greeley until 2005. The company makes custom hats. They even made one for President George W. Bush.

Weld County Garage moved to Highway 34 and 47 Avenue in 2003 after being downtown for almost 100 years. The old location was used for the new ice rink. Weld County Garage sold their first car in 1910.

Click on the thumbnails to see a larger picture then close the window.

Weld County Garage
This is the Greeley Hat Works when it was downtown.

Weld County Garage Downtown

 

Founding Principles Then and Now  
Comparing Greeley then and now using the founding principles.  
Historic Pictures Credits URLs
Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library Permissions
Updated April 11, 2015 3:18 PM

 

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