By Ruth Eloise Wiberg
Now in its 5th printing, this booklet contains a infrequent treasury of Victorian and turn-of-the-century structures and the folk who first got here to Northwest Denver. The area's natural air, nice perspectives, and fresh water have been nice sights. The publication describes the area's included suburbs of the 1800's, the farms, the early enjoyment parks, all of which turned a part of Denver round the flip of the century. "Rediscovering Northwest Denver" is a chatty, relaxing learn that tells of the tycoons and marketers whose high quality Victorian houses nonetheless dot the realm, and of the immigrants from a number of ecu cultures who clung jointly for convenience within the face of prejudice. It comprises maps, photos, earlier and current road names, a bibliography, index, and advised excursions. Northwest Denver this present day is typified by way of traditions, good looks, and satisfaction, all of which the writer captures during this ever-popular e-book.
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Extra info for Rediscovering Northwest Denver: Its History, Its People, Its Landmarks
A horse car traveled north on Clear Creek Avenue (now Pecos) as far as the town of Argo, which was at 44th Avenue. This was a leisurely informal ride on which the operators and the horses knew the stops and the passengers and would wait if a regular customer wasn't quite ready when they arrived. Coming home from town, people carried a fascinating array of items, even furniture, from their shopping trips. Cable cars Page 23 Cable car on 16th Street trestle Courtesy of James E. ) Denver Public Library, Western History Department Photo by L C.
Thanks in part to Ruth's book, Northwest Denver is undergoing a renaissance with the rediscovery and restoration of many neighborhoods. Dozens of individual structures and seven districts have earned landmark designation. For at least three decades, Ruth has helped Northwest Denverites rediscover their roots. Her memories, dating back to childhood, have introduced newcomers and reintroduced us lifelong residents to the characters, to the colorful women and men who climbed up the bluff of the South Platte River to find higher ground.
Ruth's extensive coverage of Elitch Gardens will guide redevelopment of the North Denver site after Colorado's most storied amusement park moved in 1995 to the Central Platte Valley. Ruth's classic account revives Northwest Denver's neighborhood spirits. I have had the honor of representing Northwest Denver as a state representative or senator since 1971. During that time I have worked with Ruth and used her fine book for neighborhood tours that I conduct, often with my sidekick Tom Noel. One of the many advantages of this classic is the suggested self-guided tours you will find on the final pages.
Rediscovering Northwest Denver: Its History, Its People, Its Landmarks by Ruth Eloise Wiberg