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Auraria (West Denver)

Added by yongli on 06/16/2021 - 09:20, last changed on 09/03/2022 - 08:34
Now home to the tri-institutional campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver , University of Colorado–Denver , and Community College of Denver , the Auraria neighborhood has a long and rich history predating the founding of Denver itself. Auraria is bordered by the South Platte River to the...

Casa Mayan

Added by yongli on 10/28/2021 - 12:09, last changed on 09/03/2022 - 08:35
Between 1946 and 1973, the Casa Mayan (1020 Ninth Street) served as a restaurant in the Auraria neighborhood of west Denver as well as a family home and multicultural meeting place for writers, musicians, artists, athletes, architects, politicians, and others. The Gonzalez family owned the...

Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 11/15/2022 - 19:41
The discovery of gold near present-day Denver in 1858–59 drew thousands of people to present-day Colorado, prompting the political organization of first a US territory and later a state. Many current cities and towns, including Denver , Boulder , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were...


Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 11/26/2022 - 11:42
Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

Immigration to Denver, 1920–Present

Added by yongli on 02/08/2021 - 15:57, last changed on 11/01/2022 - 22:40
Beginning in the 1920s, immigration to Denver underwent several significant changes owing to war, economic depression, and evolving civil rights legislation and related social tensions. Movements of people due to World War II , Japanese internment, changing agricultural landscapes, the Civil Rights...

Ninth Street

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:12, last changed on 09/03/2022 - 08:36
Ninth Street Historic Park is the heart of the Auraria neighborhood, Denver ’s oldest, founded in October 1858, a month before Denver City. In the late 1960s, the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) planned to clear 169 acres of old Auraria bordering Cherry Creek to build the Auraria Higher...

St. Leo’s Catholic Church

Added by yongli on 12/01/2021 - 16:56, last changed on 12/06/2021 - 09:30
Between 1888 and 1965, St. Leo’s Catholic Church at Tenth Street and West Colfax Avenue in West Denver was the primary center of worship for Irish Catholics in the city. From the time it was built, St. Leo’s faced controversy over its role in enforcing the cultural and ethnic divisions of early...

Tivoli Brewery

Added by yongli on 06/29/2021 - 16:22, last changed on 10/25/2022 - 22:51
Constructed in 1864, the Tivoli Brewery in Denver was the first brewery built in Colorado and the second in the nation. Over the course of its complex history, the brewery changed hands multiple times until it was abandoned in 1969. The Tivoli building became part of the Auraria Higher Education...

Tremont House Hotel

Added by yongli on 05/05/2017 - 12:04, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
The Tremont House Hotel was established in the fall of 1859 near Cherry Creek in Auraria (later West Denver) and soon became one of Denver ’s top hotels. In the 1880s, the hotel declined as flood-prone West Denver became home to immigrants and industry while wealthy residents moved to new...
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