1907 – 1911
The building first opened as Mammoth Roller Skating Rink.

1911 – 1917
Occupied by Fritchle Automobile and Battery Company, a manufacturer of electric cars capable of traveling 100 miles between charges.

1935 – 1962
Opened as Mammoth Gardens, a first-class sports house offering ice-skating, hokey, ice polo, basketball, wrestling and boxing. During its life, Mammoth Gardens was the home to Denver’s first professional ice hockey and basketball teams. James Brown performed in the room in 1960.

1962 – 1967
Building served as a warehouse for Colorado Mercantile Company.

1969 – 1970
Stuart Green bought the building with plans of turning it into a concert venue emulating Bill Graham’s Fillmore in San Francisco; during the next six months, the venue hosted concerts from artists such as the Grateful Dead, The Who and Joe Cocker. The concert venue was blamed by city officials as being the reason for the downfall of the neighborhood; in October of 1970, the building was boarded up.

1976
Briefly opened as “The Market,” where vendors sold fresh baked goods, produce and arts and crafts.

1981 – 1982
Mammoth Gardens is opened as a facility that would accommodate sporting events, entertainment, music, dancing and restaurants; after only 14 months, the building was again closed because of disagreements between partners.

1986-1998
Mammoth Gardens is purchased by Manuel and Magaly Fernandez and opened as a home for their multi-cultural concerts and dances. In addition, the couple worked with outside promoters to bring to the venue national touring concerts.

1999
Opened as The Fillmore Auditorium where the tradition continues…


History information by Little Big Man.




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