A great story and photographic record. Although the Auraria campus is beautiful, the pictures remind us of the once vibrant neighborhood, culture and heritage. Their history lives in those wonderful photos.
Gentrification, highways, industrial encroachment and poverty threaten other historic communities, such as Globeville, Swansea and Elyria. Easily accessible from I-70 (one of the highways that decimated those communities) and worth the visit. Bring your camera.
Read about the changes at Auraria -- as seen in the Auraria archives -- in this post by Shaughnessy Speirs.