The McNichols Building, which will be launched this morning as a cultural and event space, got its start as a Carnegie Library -- the biggest one in Colorado. But it was far from the only one. Over two decades at the turn of the last century, the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded almost $750, ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that Denver planners had the crackpot idea of putting a new Colorado history museum underground in Civic Center Park, right by the McNichols building, once a Carnegie library. Cooler heads put the kibosh on that. And now Denver's Civic Center has been designated a National Histori ... More >>
Although 16th Street hasn't always been a pedestrian mall, for at least the last hundred years of the city's history it has been a Denver destination, a favorite for parade routes and other special events as well as a focal point for much of this city's day-to-day business. These pictures, printed i ... More >>
Within the next three to nine months, Denver's Civic Center could become the city's first national historic landmark. Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Hancock testified at a National Park System advisory board meeting in favor of the area's qualification of the honor, which will move to the National ... More >>
Even before Occupy Denver protesters started setting fires in Civic Center Park last night, they were wearing out their welcome with some people, who tired of seeing Civic Center Park, which Mayor Robert Speer envisioned as a crown jewel in Denver's crown, turned into a trash heap.
Friday marked a stark contrast between the polite Civic Center Park of yesterday and its new protest version 2.0. In the center of the park, the Civic Center Conservancy held a belated birthday party for the park's greatest supporter, former Denver Mayor Robert Speer. And in the front of the park, p ... More >>
A century ago, Mayor Robert Speer saw big things ahead for Civic Center Park, which he predicted "will do more than anything else to advertise Denver -- attract the tourist, health and home seekers, stimulate civic pride and encourage prosperity to abide with us."
He didn't say anything abo ... More >>