Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Out with the Old...
Wall Street of the Rockies
— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
The Skyline Urban Renewal Project consisted of twenty blocks between Curtis Street and Larimar Street that were demolished in the late 1960s to “remove blight” and make way for the new and modern. There is a noticeable difference in scale between the older and the newer buildings.
The resulting demolition sparked Denver’s first major historic preservation efforts, as Larimar Square and the D&F Tower, escaped demolition. These efforts laid the groundwork for the creation of the Lower Downtown Historic District.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 8e.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
Location. 39° 44.885′ N, 104° 59.604′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Curtis Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers National Woman Suffrage Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Panic (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bank that Looks Like a Bank" (within shouting distance of this marker); Take Your Pick (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonfils (within shouting distance of this marker); Rails and Mountains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Four Corners (about 300 feet away); Arapahoe Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . The Hole in the Heart of the City: The Story of Denver’s Urban Renewal. Alfredo Luis Calvo website entry (Submitted on December 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.