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Current Issues & Advocacy

Historic Denver, Inc. is Denver’s primary supporter-based preservation advocacy organization. We work with neighborhoods, City Council members, property owners and other interested parties to ensure the preservation of essential historic resources in the Denver area.


16th Street Mall

The idea to create a mall on 16th street in Denver began as early as 1959, but was not given serious consideration until 1971. Following years of planning and construction, the 16th Street Mall, designed by the internationally renowned architectural firm I.M. Pei & Partners of New York, opened on October 4, 1982 to a crowd of over 200,000 people. The main features of I.M. Pei’s design include poly-chromatic granite pavers, wide sidewalks, and a central tree lined corridor flanked by iconic lighting fixtures...

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From our first save in 1970, with the preservation of the Molly Brown House, to our work in the 1980s to create the Downtown Historic District, to our work throughout neighborhoods today, Historic Denver works tirelessly to ensure the city we love today will be here tomorrow.

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Historic Denver News

Catch up on our Current Advocacy Issues, new and fresh ideas coming out of the Preservation world, and learn all about what Historic Denver and the Molly Brown House are up to.


Summer 2018: ADUs: A Historic Form Making a Comeback in Denver


Spring 2018: Focus on Larimer Square – Again

Winter 2018: Jacques Benedict, Denver Architect

Fall 2017: Your Brain On Buildings

Summer 2017: Loretto Heights — 126 Years of History Now Looking to the Future”

Spring 2017: Planning for the “People’s Park”

Winter 2017: Tools for Taming Tears Downs

Fall 2016: Denver’s Mountain Parks Foundation Kicks Off Capital Campaign

Summer 2016: Preserving A Vision, Planning for the Future

Spring 2016: Krisana Park Moving Forward With Conservation Overlay

Winter 2016: A New Chapter Opens For Burnham Yards

Fall 2015: Investing in Action for the Places You Love

Summer 2015: Happy Birthday Historic Denver!

Spring 2015: Historic Denver’s 2015 City Council Candidate Questionnaire

Winter 2015: A Jewel Shines in Berkeley