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Historic Preservation Breathes New Life Into Denver Neighborhoods
February 5, 2014
Quick! Name your top three favorite neighborhoods to enjoy a Saturday afternoon in Denver. Chances are, at least one of them has deeply historic roots that date back to the founding of our city.
Did you know that Denver has nearly 7,000 historic buildings and landmarks? For a city that found its birth in the relatively recent past of the mid 19th century, that's a pretty impressive display. Sadly, the primary enemy of protecting aging architecture is a basic lack of civic funds. The good news is that, as a community, more residents are passionately aware of the value in keeping older architecture in tact as part of the Denver suburban landscape. Today, many are choosing to move back into the city and rehabilitate homes on an individual level in a sweeping wave of urban renewal.
We love these places for their character- independent coffee shops, art galleries, boutiques, parks, trendy restaurants and quaint homes that offer a feast for the senses and a glimpse of time gone by. Whether it's Highlands, Baker, LoDo, Capitol Hill or South Pearl, these neighborhoods all share a similar culture that keep us coming back for more. And at the heart of that vibrant, urban bray lies the necessary cognisance and practice of historic preservation.
The benefit to the city as a whole is economic growth and revitalization. Included in our city wide program is a current project to restore the dome of our famous Capitol Building. So, if you ever thought that historic preservation was just a dusty hobby for millionaires, think again. The incredible impact of upcycling older buildings is creating jobs as well as a beautiful place to live and play, rooted in yesterday's structures.