“When Denver was young, the area surrounding Santa Fe Drive became the gateway to the city. Close to rail lines, it was the natural place for immigrants and settlers to land as they moved west. Today, we call that area the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The neighborhood’s demographics shifted as the city grew, and by the 1970s it was home to mostly working-class and Latino families who were subjected to the era’s racist housing and banking schemes. Without the financial backing of banks, there weren’t ways to fix old houses, build new businesses or bring in much-needed cash.”
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Beay, Kevin. Denverite 6 April 2021.