“The plaza next to the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, located along Welton Street in Five Points, is no longer being considered as a potential site for one of up to three possible sanctioned homeless encampments in Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock announced on his Facebook page Tuesday evening. “After further investigation into suitability, we … [Read more…]
Name of Document: Turning a page in the history book of Five Points… Date: 9 April 2019 read email PDF Contact: Five Points Business Improvement District FivePointsBid@gmail.com Source:Five Points Business District email 9 April 2019 “Turning a page in the history book of Five Points… We are at another … [Read more…]
“Across generations and boom-and-bust cycles, the caretaker of a Denver cultural legacy has reached out to make a connection with the past — with the hope that it holds long into the future. Dr. Renee Cousins King is a retired pediatrician and Five Points property owner whose family’s storied history in that neighborhood — … [Read more…]
“Some residents considered Five Points its own city; mail addressed to residents of “Five Points, Colorado” usually made it to the right recipients. The landmark structure in Five Points — the one anchoring two triangular corners at 27th and Welton streets — was designed in Beaux Arts style by George Louis Bettcher in 1912 … [Read more…]
“Since it first opened as a movie house eight decades ago, the Roxy Theater (2549 Welton Street) has gone through many incarnations, most recently as a dance club. The building is one of many properties in Five Points acquired by Charles Cousins, who passed away in May 2009. Some of those properties have been inherited … [Read more…]
“For decades, Kapre Lounge, at 2729 Welton Street, served the town’s best fried chicken. After Wilfred O. Thomas closed his place six years ago, Stage 2 moved into the space, ostensibly serving up Kapre’s old recipe — but it just wasn’t the same.” read the entire article Calhoun, Patricia. Westword 5 October 2009.
“An ambitious plan for redeveloping and updating a stretch of Welton Street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood is probably years from becoming reality because of the sputtering economy and extreme caution among property owners. Graffiti covers many of the shuttered buildings along the street, and even some occupied small businesses are in disrepair. Nonetheless, there … [Read more…]
“Proof of potential is popping up all over Five Points. New paint perks up tired Victorians and new trim adorns neglected Italianates. Elegant new residential buildings that give a nod to the architecture of late 19th- and early 20th-century gems have replaced decrepit squats. It’s all good in the mind of Charles Cousins, a … [Read more…]