Richard Pinhorn Memorial

Richard Pinhorn Memorial, Denver, Colorado

Public Art: Richard Pinhorn Memorial

Sculptor: Unknown

Date: 1924

Description: This bronze cupid sculpture is not the best example and seems uncomfortably balanced on the stone plinth.

Location: Kettle Arcade, off Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado, United States.

Funded By : Denver citizens

Background to Richard Pinhorn: Richard Pinhorn arrived in America in 1892 and settled in Denver, Colorado. Four years  later, in 1894, he set up a New York style restaurant on Larimer Street called The Manhattan Restaurant. It wasn't long before the eatery became one of Denver's favourite haunts of the rich and famous. The Manhattan was the first restaurant in Denver to serve onion rings.

History of the Richard Pinhorn Memorial: The bronze statue was originally erected in 1924 on the site of Richard Pinhorn's famous Manhattan Restaurant, located at 1635 Larimer Street, but was later moved, in 1959, to its present location at Kettle Arcade.

Inscription:

 

Richard Pinhorn Memorial
Moved to this location from 1635 Larimer original
site of Pinhorn's World Famous Manhattan Restaurant
by public spirited Denver Citizens under leadership
of
Hotel and Restaurant Employees , Local 14
Carpenter's Union, Local 55
Larimer St District Improvement and Business Men's Association,
Robert W. Speer Club Inc
October 23, 1959

Erected by the citizens of Denver
to the memory of
Richard Pinhorn
A.D. 1924

East Denver
Civic Ass'n. inc
Downtown
Civic Ass'n. inc
Sportsmen
Co operative Ass'n
(A Trust)


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