Our July 17th re:Denver will
discuss one solution to density without demolition, Accessory
Dwelling Units. We’ll explore this concept by touring several ADUs
in Curtis Park, a neighborhood that historically had ADUs in the
form of Carriage Houses, and more recently chose to opt in to ADUs
during the zoning changes in 2010. If you’re curious to learn more
about ADUs, and see what types of living spaces they create, this
is an amazing opportunity to see interior spaces and talk with
homeowners, historians, and current contractors for ADUs.
The forum will take place on Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00pm. We will
begin at Centro San Juan Diego, located at 2830 Lawrence Street,
and walk to the ADUs after a brief introduction.
This event is free and open to the public, please plan on joining
Larimer Square Named on the National Trust for
Historic Preservation's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places -
Sign the Petition
Larimer Square was
recently included on the 11 Most Endangered Places list,
National Trust for Historic Preservation President and CEO
Stephanie K. Meeks said, "As the Trust's ReUrbanism work
proves, growing cities are well served by protecting the places
that make them unique and distinctive, not diminishing them. LoDo
has emerged as a center of cultural and commercial activity in
Denver largely because of Larimer Square's historic charm, not in
spite of it. We urge stakeholders to work together to find
strategies that assert the district's ongoing relevance to modern
Denver without sacrificing its authenticity and integrity."
Sign-on to support Larimer Square
and all 11 Endangered Places!
Historic Denver Walking Tours are here for Summer!
Interested in learning more about
the history of Denver through an engaging walking tour? Have
out of town guests visiting and looking for ways to show off our
Our 2018 season is in full swing
and you can join us for tours of Lower Downtown, Capitol Hill,
Larimer Square and Denver’s Main Street until late October. We are
even featuring limited special tours of Five Points and Quality
The Capitol Hill Tour highlights
our Molly Brown House Museum (and a chance to check out the new paint
color!). Combo tickets for the House Museum and a Capitol Hill
Walking Tour are available!
Assignment 2018 Photo Contest
Winners Announced mid-June 2018
In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, Historic Denver
launched a photo contest in May entitled “What Makes Denver,
Denver.” Historic Denver has been an advocate for the places that
make Denver unique for 48 years. To honor the places that are already
recognized, as well as the hidden gems, the contest asked
photographers to highlight a favorite historic place, landmarked or
not. Amateur and professional photographers submitted photo entries
to Historic Denver and a jury selected winners.
The Grand Prize winner is Armando Geneyro for his photograph
entitled "Under I-70 in Swansea featuring members of the
Compass Colorado Car Club." The jury selected this photo for
all that it says about the people and culture of Denver as well as
our changing city. This gorgeous image speaks volumes on the people
of our city, the changing landscape, and the bridges of I-70 in the
historic neighborhood of Swansea. Armando won a $100 gift card to
Mike’s Camera, a Group Walking Tour, and a free membership to
The Fan Favorite winner is Patrick Surrena’s image of Union
Station, entitled “Old and New Denver.” It's a wonderful image and
Surrena waited for the sky to be just right, as well as for the
train to be in the image. He won a Group Walking Tour with a Happy
Hour and a membership to Historic Denver.
Honorable Mentions will all receive a membership to Historic
Denver. They include:
Charlotte Couchman – “Union Station”
Michael Dersin – “Colorado National Bank”
Jennifer Kiser – “Wings Over the Rockies”
Tina Pino – “Union Station”
Brandon Ricci – “Denver Art Museum and Beyond”
James Rogers – “Denver Gas and Electric Building”
Jim Stennette – “Holy Ghost Church with 1999 Broadway”
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos of places and spaces
that make Denver, Denver.
July 19, 6-8 pm Molly Brown House
$18 Members | $20 Non Members
Help us celebrate Margaret’s 151st birthday at an intimate
Edwardian era garden party. Share in the festivities with live
music from Central City Opera, traditional lawn games, birthday
cake and punch, both spiked and safe. Margaret Brown and her
friends will be so glad that you’ve decided to join them!
Suggested for ages 12 and up. 21+ must present ID.
August 16, 6 – 8 pm | Molly Brown
Travel to Meiji Period Japan with Margaret and JJ Brown, a favorite
place after their 1903 around-the-world tour. We will explore the
traditions behind the Matsuri, or festivals, celebrated in Japan,
as well as the rapidly changing culture during the Meiji Era.
Sample savory and sweet Japanese festival food and drink during an
evening under the cherry blossoms at the Molly Brown House Museum.
Suggested for ages 21-45. All 21+ are welcome and must present ID.
After Hours / After Life: The Origins of Halloween
August 24, 7 – 9 pm | Molly Brown
$16 Members | $20 Non Members
Have you ever wondered how Trick-or-Treating first began? Did you
know that Jack 'o' Lanterns were originally carved from turnips?
We'll travel back to ancient Ireland to find the roots of Halloween
in the Celtic festival of Samhain also called Summer's End. Dive
into the macabre and chilling Victorian life after hours in Mrs.
Brown's home. Suggested for ages 16 and up, per parental
discretion. 21+ must present ID to enjoy spirits with the spirits!