When James R. Howell was in his teens, he began his career as a professional boxer. After many “rounds” of punches being thrown and being received, James decided to change his career path and enter into the construction industry where he found “victory.”

At the end of the Roaring ‘20s, James began working for the construction company C.E. Walker—where he quickly advanced. He began working as a carpenter and progressed to a superintendent while working on the Denver landmark Mountain Bell building located on 14th Street (next to the Performing Arts Complex).

 

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