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Denver Urban Renewal Authority Records

Identifier: WH914

Scope and Contents

Collection contains administrative records as well as material on various urban renewal projects initiated in Denver, Colo. Renewal Projects include Skyline, Daniels and Fisher Tower, Auraria, Larimer Street, Avondale and the Tabor Center. Materials include reports, correspondence, architectural plans, project manuals, Board of Commissioner’s meeting minutes, newsletters, bid proposals, newspaper clippings, legal documents and historic building preservation information. The first seven boxes were processed in 1982 and are organized into two series: Series 1 Administrative Records (1958-1973) and Series 2 Projects (1964-1974). The remaining materials have been inventoried at the box level.


  • 1958-1985


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

Denver Urban Renewal Authority was established in 1958, superceding an earlier Urban Renewal Advisory Commission begun in 1955 under the Dept. of Public Works. Primary responsibility is to develop and implement programs of improvement for blighted areas through conservation, rehabilitation, and/or redevelopment.


14 Boxes (13.5 linear feet)

7 oversize boxes

8 oversize folios

10 oversize folders

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Frank Kawamoto, 1976; Thomas Gargan, 1993; Sterling Kahn, 1993.

Denver Urban Renewal Authority Records
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States