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For long time Colorado residents, the name Baur’s evokes memories of fine food and old-world elegance. Otto Baur, a German immigrant, came to Denver in the 1860s. He served free biscuits to the Indians camped in Denver, and eventually formed a partnership with James Colwell. The two rented a store at G (16th St.) and Lawrence and began a confectionery, bakery and catering house. Mr. Colwell shortly moved to Wyoming to develop his own business, and Otto Baur moved to this location (at 15th and Curtis) in 1891.
The prosperity of the time brought success to the Baur family, and Baur’s quickly became the most popular catering service for all of Victorian Denver society.
During the Great Depression Otto’s nephew Joe Jacobs’s passed ice cream cones out to thousands of children. Many credit Baur’s for inventing the Ice Cream Soda.

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