Marble Top for Iliff Family/Bloom Family Dresser
H. R. Sadler Furniture Company
Sadler, Henry Richard, 1861-1946
Date, 1892, This date is from the catalog card. It is unclear where this date citation came from. It is possible that the furniture was made in 1892 as the Henry Sadler was making furniture in Denver by 1891, although the first time H. R. Sadler Furniture Co. appears in the Denver City Directory appears to be 1903. The date made needs further research. Alisa DiGiacomo 3.22.16
University of Denver
Iliff School of Theology
John Wesley Iliff
Warren, Henry White, 1831-1912
Marble top for Victorian Period dresser (matches H.7093.1 bed and H.7093.3 commode). This set was purchased (per the catalog card) from the H. R. Sadler Furniture Company who made the dresser. The company was located at 1724-1730 Welton Street in Denver. See Provenance note below for connection to Elizabeth Iliff Warren, the Iliff School of Theology, the University of Denver, Louise Iliff, Alberta Bloom Iliff, the Bloom Mansion in Trinidad and Henry Richard Sadler.
From information in the HC artifact file:
This marble top, along with other items in the H.7093 collection, was from the house of Miss Louise Iliff located at 2160 South Cook Street in Denver. The mansion, called "Fitzroy Place", was built in 1890 by Bishop and Mrs. Henry White Warren. Mrs. Warren, nee Elizabeth Fraser, was born in Canada and came to Colorado as an agent for the Singer Machine Company (see H.7093.14). Prior to her marriage to Warren, Elizabeth married John Wesley Iliff in Denver; she and John Iliff lived at 18th & Curtis Streets. When John Iliff died in 1877, Elizabeth married Bishop H. W. Warren in 1883; Warren was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Warren died around 1914; her daughter by her first marriage, Miss Louise Iliff was born August 15, 1875 and died at 2160 Cook Street residence on April 21, 1966 (age 90). The materials in this collection were willed to her sister-in-law Mrs. William S. Illif (nee Alberta Bloom Iliff), a Denver resident since 1893. Note: Louise, her sister Edna and Alberta became friends while students at DU. Mrs. Iliff in turn donated the items to History Colorado in 1966. Note: Alberta Bloom Iliff was the daughter f Frank G. Bloom of Trinidad (HC owns the Bloom Mansion). Alberta grew up in the Bloom mansion until leaving to attend the University of Denver in 1893., H. R. Sadler Furniture Company
March 22, 2016
Henry Richard Sadler founded the Sadler Furniture Company of Denver in 1895. The business was located at 1651 Arapahoe Street in Denver, next to the Rocky Mountain News Building. In addition to furniture sales, the store also sold custom made cabinets, refinished and upholsters furniture and offered specialty services including gilding of frames and decorative pieces. The company remained in business until around 1955.
Born in Gloucestershire, England in 1861, Henry Richard Sadler came to the United States in 1887 and settled in Denver in 1889. In 1891 he was working as a furniture finisher at a shop at 2246 Welton and in 1892 as a furniture maker. In 1899, he married Maude Josephine Collins; the couple had one daughter Mabel Laura Sadler. Sadler was active in religious and social organization in Denver including serving as treasure of the Rocky Mountain Bible Conference for twenty years. He died in 1946 and is buried at Crown hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Iliff, Alberta Gearhart Bloom 1875-1946
Warren, Elizabeth Sarah Fraser Iliff, 1845-1920
Iliff, Louise, 1875-1966
2160 S. Cook, Denver
5DV.175 - FITZROY PLACE, WARREN-ILIFF MANSION