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Creating Communities project

Have you walked around your neighborhood lately?

Have you ever wondered about its history, famous events, or famous people that might have even lived on your block?

Soon you’ll be able to answer some of these questions about the area you live in. Through the Creating Communities project, information on Denver neighborhoods from official records of the City and County of Denver as well as a wide variety of partner institutions will be digitized and brought together in a centralized digital repository. Historic city and neighborhood documents, photographs and maps will be available for viewing online. You will be provided with digital access to rare and unique neighborhood records.

Residents, students, teachers, municipal employees, real estate developers, historic preservationists and scholars will be able to find information about seven of Denver’s neighborhoods. Initially the seven neighborhoods include Park Hill, Five Points/Whittier, Auraria/Lincoln Park, Capitol Hill, University Park, Barnum and West Colfax. The Library will add other neighborhoods over the next 10 years.

By using Creating Communities, when you walk through your neighborhood you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of the history of where you live. You won’t have to wonder about the history of your neighborhood, you’ll just have to visit the Creating Communities web site to find out about your unique and wonderful neighborhood! We hope to have the web site online sometime next year. We’ll keep you informed!

See Creating Communities for more information.


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