Denver's Washington Park

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In the Rocky Mountain West, Denver is considered the big city. Yet its urban core consists of numerous neighborhoods developed in the late 19th century that act today as virtual small towns. South-central Denver's Washington Park is one of those "small towns," and its name refers both to a 166-acre historic park and to the surrounding blend of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Cited as a model for new urbanism, this area serves as an enduring example of the City Beautiful movement. Touted in the late 19th century for its "rapid transit," clean air, and pure water, the area once known as Broadway Terrace, Myrtle Hill, and the Miracle Mile of South Denver continues to serve as a recreational mecca for Denverites. Over a span of 100 years, it has transformed from prairie to potato fields to "posh."
ISBN: 9781467130745
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 230
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sarah O. McCarthy, a 30-year neighborhood activist of Washington Park, utilizes her preservation knowledge to generate this collection of local images that celebrates this “small town” and enlivens the spirit inherent in the people, places, and events that have defined this community since the 1880s.
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