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Community Resources 

If you’re looking to gather more information on Denver’s rich history, architecture, and notable landmarks, here’s a list of resources which you may find helpful: 

Organizations 

  • Denver Public Library (Western History Collection) – The Denver Public Library’s Western History Collection is considered one of the most important collections of Western Americana in the U.S. The library’s vast collection of books, maps, atlases, and photographs covers all stages of development of the trans-Mississippi West. 
  • Discover Denver – Discover Denver is an online resource dedicated to identifying historically significant buildings in Denver. The organization is partnered with Historic Denver, Inc. and the City and County of Denver, and is run by a group of volunteers who help research, document, and collect stories about Denver’s historical buildings. 
  • History Colorado – State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation – The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) was established to preserve, showcase, and increase awareness about the state of Colorado’s architectural, archaeological, and historic places. 
  • Historic Denver – Founded in 1970, Historic Denver aims to promote and safeguard the city’s rich history through education and engagement, connecting the past and present with their informative programs, diverse resources, and advocacy for the city’s beloved historical places. They are the Mile High City’s leading community-driven voice of historic places. 
  • Denver Landmark Preservation Commission – The Denver Landmark Preservation Commission was established to designate, enhance, and preserve structures or districts with historical, cultural, architectural, or geographic significance within the city of Denver. 

 

Books 

  • Field Guide to Colorado’s Historic Architecture & Engineering – You can also view History Colorado’s online guide, which complements the book. 
  • A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture, Virginia Savage McAlester – A comprehensive guide to domestic American architecture. The updated, expanded, and newly designed second edition includes a special section on neighborhoods, information on new categories of house styles with descriptions and photos, and over 600 new photographs and illustrations. 
  • Images of America Book Series, Various Authors – This best-selling series from Arcadia Publishing gives readers a glimpse into the history of their hometowns from the perspective of local authors. Some titles part of this collection include “Irish Denver,” “Southwest Denver,” and “Denver’s Historic Homes.” Visit this page for more books in the series which focus on Denver and Colorado. 
  • Historic Denver: The Architects and The Architecture 1858-1893
  • Colorado Museums and Historic Sites, Victor Danilov This guidebook offers in-depth information on Colorado’s museums and historic sites, from buildings, ghost towns, to monuments, and more. 
  • Denver: The City Beautiful and Its Architects, Barbara Norgren and Thomas Noel
  • Books by Phil Goodstein Phil Goodstein is an author and Denver native who has written more than 20 volumes about the city of Denver. 

 

Sites 

  • Sears Historic Homes Archives – Sears’ vast archival collection of different housing styles. 
  • City and County of Denver: Historic Landmarks & Districts – A map of Denver’s historic landmarks and districts. 

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