It all started when...

Kansas politician, General William H. Larimer "claim-jumped" his way into Colorado and officially organized and named the town Denver in November  1858, although the Arapaho Indians were the first to officially settle in Denver. 

General Larimer named the town after the Governor of Kansas, James W. Denver, to earn favor within the political circle. While Larimer's scheme did not work as planned, the city of Denver quickly took on character and began to grow. With its growth, Larimer and a few others named the unbuilt streets after themselves. Charles Lawrence was quick to lend his name to the road running parallel to Larimer Street, giving the supplier you now know as Lawrence and Larimer. 

With our company, we strive to educate and inform all, while keeping in great style. Though originated in Denver, we create products for everyone around the globe. Each item is made with purpose, originality and complete appreciation of history and our customers.  

Lawrence & Larimer, "Educator's In Style"