Top floors of the Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower are again for sale, this time as a home

Want to live in a big clock? Got a couple million bucks?

The clocktower at the 16th Street Mall.

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The clocktower at the 16th Street Mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

If you’ve harbored fantasies of living in a clocktower and also happen to be very, very wealthy, your time has come  — and it’s about time a wealthy person with specific dreams got a win.

The top five floors of Denver’s Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower are up for sale as a $3.5 million condo.

The uppermost floors of the iconic tower went on sale as a commercial space back in October 2016, but nothing came of it.

Now, the owner is trying to sell it as a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home. The five floors total 2,838 square feet and there are two wrap-around balconies. Also, you’d live in a clocktower like freaking Quasimodo. 

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Denver, looking eastward. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

When the Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower was built in 1911, it was the third tallest building in the country, according to History Colorado. It was behind only New York City’s Metropolitan Life and Singer towers, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi. At 22 stories tall, the flag at the top is 372 feet from the ground.

Men shovel snow from a rooftop after a heavy snowfall in Denver, Colorado. The Daniels and Fisher tower is in the distance. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-20995)
Men shovel snow from a rooftop after a heavy snowfall in Denver, Colorado. The Daniels and Fisher tower is in the distance. 1913. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-20995)
View of 16th (Sixteenth) Street in Denver, Colorado; shows pedestrians, traffic, automobiles, a streetcar, and horse drawn buggies and wagons. Street lights, a clock and the Daniels & Fisher Tower line the sidewalks; signs read: "Starr" and "Gano Downs." (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS.X5354)
View of 16th (Sixteenth) Street in Denver, Colorado; shows pedestrians, traffic, automobiles, a streetcar, and horse drawn buggies and wagons. Street lights, a clock and the Daniels & Fisher Tower line the sidewalks; signs read: “Starr” and “Gano Downs.” (Denver Public Library/History Colorado Collection/CHS.X5354)

The tower was the vision of department store owner William C. Daniels and was modeled after the campanile of St. Mark’s in Venice, Ben Fogelberg wrote for History Colorado.

Right now, the top five floors are rented out for parties for $4,000 per night by Clocktower Events, according to BusinessDen.

Take a look inside:

View of the Daniels and Fisher Stores Company tower, in Denver, Colorado, during construction. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-22925)
View of the Daniels and Fisher Stores Company tower, in Denver, Colorado, during construction. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-22925)

Just kidding.

You can take a look inside over at the LIV Sotheby’s International Real Estate listing. (Just try not to be too let down that the “virtual tour” is just a slide show.)

Note: I know Quasimodo lived in a bell tower, not a clocktower. Please don’t be angry with me.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes bourbon straight and is happy that Kanye seems happy. She dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.