“Denver City Council voted Monday night to approve the landmark designation of the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood as a historic cultural district.
Community members and residents, in partnership with Historic Denver and the city’s Community Planning and Development Landmark Preservation staff, worked together and made La Alma Lincoln Park Historic Cultural District the 57th historic district in Denver and the second historic cultural district.
City council voted in a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
One of Denver’s oldest residential neighborhoods, the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood was at the heart of Denver’s Chicano Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, according to Historic Denver.
Established near the railroad and Burnham Yards as a working-class immigrant community in the 1870s and 1880s, the architecture of the neighborhood reflects the early development of the area and illustrates the changes over time, said Denver’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) department.”
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Kirk, Alexander. Channel 9 News 2 August 2021.