The Sink in Boulder has a fascinating 90-year history. The Sink was originally a European-style restaurant named Summer’s Sunken Gardens. Its focal point was a large, sunken fountain in the middle of the dining room.
The “world-famous” aspect of The Sink grew in 2012 with a feature on The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” and a surprise visit from President Barack Obama in April 2012.
Inside The Sink's dining room, which is covered in graffiti and street art.
Colorado Book Store at 1124 13th Street in 1939
The University Hill Building (1119-1121) which contained Howard's Shoes, Arapahoe Sports, Boulder Travel, and The Plush Cue. 1964.
Colorado Bookstore at 1111 Broadway in the 1960s
Following repeated breakage of the bookstore's windows, many of them were removed and replaced by graphics.
Exterior view of Brooks-On-The-Hill (Brooks Fauber women's clothing store branch). 1956
Two views of the new women's dormitory (McKenna Hall, later Sewall Hall) taken by Snow. Ca. 1935
1129 13th, front of Tulagi. 1951
Four teams with men and big boulders in the University Place subdivision, possibly the Sig House at 11th and College. Flatirons in the background, about 1891
View of University Hill School at 956 16th Street
A view of the 8th grade graduating class of 1934.
A view of men laying pipe in a trench on University Hill, Boulder, in 1920
View of University Hill taken from Hale Science building
Kappa Kappa Gamma house at 1134 University Avenue with automobile parked in front
View from University Place looking NW.
Two cowboys, one dismounted with a rifle, on University Hill.
Views of Colorado National Guard troops encamped at Camp Orman on University Hill for the Quarto Centennial celebration, 1 Aug. 1901
Close-up view of a tablet honoring four former students who died and served in WWI
A view of two men standing by a machine used in pipe-laying on University Hill, Boulder, in 1920
Four wagons posed at 13th and Spruce in front of the Elks Lodge, headed west.
Troops in formation with Hale Science in background
Probably taken after the 1894 flood. Looking west at Boulder with early bridge over Boulder Creek at 17th Street.
View of Sarah Barnes and her children Carrie, Alton, and Charles in front of a crude house and two tents on University Hill in the 700 block of Marine Street
The Boulder Fire Department had seven horses and four wagons, and there were 3 fire stations.
View of the house at 983 14th Street taken shortly after it was built in 1894.
1129 13th, Tulagi dance floor, tables, and wall mural shortly after it opened in 1951.
Views of the house at 1165 13th Street. In 1923 this building was remodeled into Somers' Sunken Gardens which later became The Sink.
Looking over University Hill toward Martin Acres and U.S. Highway 36, 1950s or 1960s.
University Hill area, with Flatirons and Chautauqua Park in background. Building at right is 1135 Broadway Street, about 1905.
Interior view of a classroom at University Hill School showing 6 pupils seated at a table in a corner
Exterior of Maxwell and Greenman's University Book and Drug Store.
Views of Colorado National Guard troops encamped at Camp Orman on University Hill for the Quarto- Centennial celebration, 1 Aug. 1901
University Hill from the university campus, looking southwest.