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22 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Denver

There are over 300 individually landmarked properties and 52 local historic districts in Denver, which have been designated as such in order to encourage preservation of the buildings and respect for the history of the Mile High City. Denver has certainly experienced explosive growth since our humble beginnings as a gold rush settlement in 1858, and in 2015 we ranked as the 19th most populous city in the U.S., with an estimated 682,545 residents. But thanks to the National Historic Preservation Act, the subsequent Denver Preservation Ordinance, and the work of organizations like the Denver City Council and the Landmark Preservation Committee, we are able to enjoy these amazing historical landmarks in Denver which have been maintained or restored to their former glory for all to see. Long live historic preservation!

Did we leave out any of your favorite historical landmarks in Denver? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

R. Phillips
Exploring the wilds of Denver, Colorado, and beyond.