Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts

Second Edition

by Thomas J. Noel and Nicholas J. Wharton

A Timberline Book

“Tom ‘Dr. Colorado’ Noel will steer you to a great variety of special landmarked places in these pages. . . . Our city and our state are much richer for these treasured landmarks.”

—Governor John Hickenlooper

"This book should appeal to anyone interested in the what and where of Denver landmarks. . . . I would keep this volume as a handy reference tool to consult time and time again."

—Denver Westerners

 

Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts, Second Edition is the newest, most thorough guide to Denver’s 51 historic districts and more than 331 individually landmarked properties. This lavishly illustrated volume celebrates Denver’s oldest banks, churches, clubs, hotels, libraries, schools, restaurants, mansions, and show homes.

Denver is unusually fortunate to retain much of its significant architectural heritage. The Denver Landmark Preservation Commission (1967), Historic Denver, Inc. (1970), Colorado Preservation, Inc. (1984), and History Colorado (1879) have all worked to identify and preserve Denver buildings notable for architectural, geographical, or historical significance. Since the 1970s, Denver has designated more landmarks than any other US city of comparable size. Many of these landmarks, both well-known and obscure, are open to the public. These landmarks and districts have helped make Denver one of the healthiest and most attractive core cities in the United States, transforming what was once Skid Row into the Lower Downtown Historic District of million-dollar lofts and $7 craft beers.

Entries include the Daniels & Fisher Tower, the Brown Palace Hotel, Red Rocks Outdoor Amphitheatre, Elitch Theatre, Fire Station No. 7, the Richthofen Castle, the Washington Park Boathouse and Pavilion, and the Capitol Hill, Five Points, and Highlands historic districts. Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts highlights the many officially designated buildings and neighborhoods of note. This crisply written guide serves as a great starting point for rubbernecking around Denver, whether by motor vehicle, by bicycle, or afoot.

Thomas J. Noel teaches history at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he is the director of Public History and Preservation and codirector of the Center for Colorado and the West. He is a columnist for The Denver Post, a former National Register reviewer for Colorado, and a former Denver Landmark commissioner. He appears regularly on Channel 9 (NBC) as Dr. Colorado and has authored or coauthored forty-four books on Colorado.

Nicholas J. Wharton earned an MA in public history under the guidance of Thomas J. Noel, an MPA with a concentration in local government, and a graduate certificate in historic preservation at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $26.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-421-8
  • Ebook Price: $21.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $4.99
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-422-5
  • Publication Month: June
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Pages: 216
  • Illustrations: 178 figures
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Thomas J. Noel and Nicholas J. Wharton
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-421-8