Lost Denver

Lost Denver

Book - 2015
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Astonishing images of vanished Denver, from old hotels and movie houses to streetcars to sports stadiums

There has been much change in Denver since the first settlers built a small town on the south side of Cherry Creek and named it Auraria. Streetcar suburbs emerged and were annexed into the city of Denver; skyscrapers rose and were replaced by even bigger skyscrapers. The streetcars disappeared. Denver's baseball team, the Bears, played out of Broadway Park, then Bears Stadium, which became Mile High Stadium and then a parking lot for Sports Authority Field. The city has lost many of its grand Victorian buildings. The grand Richardsonian Romanesque Denver Club is gone, along with the Tabor Block and Tabor Opera House. The theater district on Curtis Street has been transformed, while the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has targeted whole districts for wholesale change. Lost Denver looks at the many aspects of the city that have disappeared over the last 150 years--the old hotels and movie houses, the civic buildings no longer fit for purpose, the old bridges, cemeteries, and parks that have been changed out of all recognition, and the city districts that didn't fit in with the Skyline Renewal Project.
Publisher: London : Pavilion Books Group, 2015
ISBN: 9781910496596
Branch Call Number: 978.883 ZIMMER
Characteristics: 143 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 29 cm


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Much of Denver has been transformed by growth, industry and urban renewal. If this part of history strikes you with intrigue, check out this book to discover what once was new, but now is lost.

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