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“I can’t imagine Denver without…”

Fifty years ago a group of Denver residents, mostly young and from different walks of life, formed Historic Denver, Inc. and began saving the places we can’t imagine Denver without- from the Molly Brown House to Union Station. To celebrate our 50th anniversary we launched the Fifty Actions for 50 Places Campaign earlier this year to find the next fifty places our city can’t afford to lose. We asked the Denver community to help us identify these fifty places and we received over 100 submissions!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a place for the campaign. The 50 places to receive an action have been chosen and can be viewed on the map below along with photos and some information about each site.

We will be working closely with nominators and property owners to determine a unique action strategy for each of the fifty places chosen. Over the course of the next few years, we will work to implement those strategies. There are numerous possibilities for an actions strategy  including documentation, raising awareness, interpretation, storytelling, technical assistance or landmark designation.

View the 50 Places here! 

I can’t imagine Denver without…

This campaign will also dovetail with the work we do to uncover Denver’s historic places through the citywide survey, Discover Denver, a partnership with the City of Denver.

Funds for this initiative were provided by donors at our 50th Anniversary Retrospective event in September 2020 and matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor.