Did you know?

In the 1880s, Alamo Placita Park began its first of many incarnations as a water park called The Chutes. Its star attractions were Professor Barnes’ herd of diving elk, who dove from platforms into water tanks, and local celebrity Sadie Boynton, who would daredevil down the chutes on a bicycle!

Current Issues & Advocacy

Historic Denver, Inc. is Denver’s primary supporter-based preservation advocacy organization. We work with neighborhoods, City Council members, property owners and other interested parties to ensure the preservation of essential historic resources in the Denver area.
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If you know of a threatened structure or have an advocacy issue you think Historic Denver should know about, please complete our contact form or call (303) 534-5288.

Archived Advocacy Issues


1899 York Street
Historic Denver Supports 2C
Anderson House Demolished
City Council Candidate Questionnaires




Beth Eden Application Approved by Landmark Preservation Commission

Kirkland Museum Relocation

700 and 740 W. Colfax Avenue

Kistler Building


2011 & Before