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Uptown on the Hill Records

Identifier: WH1943

Scope and Contents

Includes newspapers clippings, correspondence, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, brochures, promotional material, Uptown Healthcare urban design board meeting material 1990s notebook and model for development of East Colfax Avenue. Uptown Denver Partnerships binders with correspondence, newspaper clippings and board meeting minutes.


  • 1983-2007


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Uptown on the Hill is the area bounded by Broadway, York and Colfax and 23rd Avenues. Historically, a premier residential neighborhood with 45% of the homes built before 1893 and an equal amount built betwwen 1894 and 1910. Structures represent Denver's boom period from 1880 to 1893. Silver Crash of 1892 and depression halted growth. Boom-cycle land speculation during the 1960s and 1970s resulted in the demolition of many structures and the loss of half the area's residents. Residents, property owners and business people united to rebuild and promote the area. Today, the retail and restaurant trades and residential and business development is booming once again.


5 Boxes

1 Oversize file folder

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gif, Catharine Mitchell, 2006.

Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States