Denver's Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Colorado (Images of America Series)

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When Henry Cordes Brown donated a parcel of his land in 1868 as a location for a future state capitol, no one could imagine what a thriving neighborhood the area around "Brown's Bluff" would become. Twenty years later, Capitol Hill would grow into the city's most fashionable residential district. Through the years, Capitol Hill evolved, seeing everything from millionaire's row to skid row, and remains today one of Denver's most diverse and intriguing neighborhoods. Not only is the area home to Colorado's ...

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Overview

When Henry Cordes Brown donated a parcel of his land in 1868 as a location for a future state capitol, no one could imagine what a thriving neighborhood the area around "Brown's Bluff" would become. Twenty years later, Capitol Hill would grow into the city's most fashionable residential district. Through the years, Capitol Hill evolved, seeing everything from millionaire's row to skid row, and remains today one of Denver's most diverse and intriguing neighborhoods. Not only is the area home to Colorado's government, but it also contains some of the city's most remarkable architecture. More than that, however, the history of Capitol Hill is filled with memorable people, places, and stories.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738571560
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,379,070
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Combining photographs from local archives, promotional magazines, and never-before-seen images from private collections, Images of America: Denver's Capitol Hill Neighborhood takes readers on a tour of the places and events that made Capitol Hill Denver's most fascinating urban community. Author and historian Amy B. Zimmer, a Capitol Hill resident, specializes in researching the history and architecture of Denver and coauthored with Thomas J. Noel Showtime: Denver's Performing Arts, Convention Centers, and Theatre District.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Colorado's Capitol 9

2 At Home on Capitol Hill 25

3 Mind, Body, and Spirit 67

4 Colfax 89

5 Parks 99

6 Community and Life 113

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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