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Five Points

  • Five Points Neighborhood

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    Bordered roughly by the South Platte River to the northwest, Thirty-Eighth Street to the north, Downing Street to the east, Park Avenue and East Twentieth Avenue to the south, and Twentieth Street to the southwest, Five Points includes popular areas such as Ballpark, River North, and Curtis Park.
    Five Points Neighborhood
  • Five Points Intersection

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    Five Points refers to the intersection of Welton Street, Washington Street, Twenty-Seventh Street, and East Twenty-Sixth Avenue northeast of downtown Denver. In the 1870s and 1880s, the Curtis Park area within Five Points became Denver's most desirable streetcar suburb.
    Five Points Intersection
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Kasey Cordell, “Five Points: You Have Arrived,” 5280, October 2015.

Five Points-Whittier Neighborhood History,” Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Department.

Phil Goodstein, Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond: The Heart of Historic East Denver (Denver: New Social, 2014).

Moya Hansen, “Pebbles on the Shore: Economic Opportunity in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood, 1920–1950,” Colorado History 5 (2001).

Laura M. Mauck, Five Points Neighborhood of Denver (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001).

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Quintard Taylor, In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528–1990 (New York: Norton, 1998).

Holly Wasinger, “From Five Points to Struggle Hill: The Race Line and Segregation in Denver,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 2005).