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The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park

 
 
The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 14, 2008
1. The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park Marker
Inscription. The Auraria higher education center is located on the site of Denver’s oldest continuously occupied settlement. In 1858, William Green Russell and his brothers found gold nearby and established this pioneer town of Auraria, which merged with Denver in 1860.

Auraria continued to flourish between 1872 and 1906 when the houses preserved on Ninth Street Historic Park were constructed. The oldest restored residential block in Denver, Ninth Street incorporates a variety of architectural styles ranging from Carpenter Gothic to Brick Bungalow. The City’s ethnic diversity also has been reflected by the Auraria neighborhood. Arapahoe Indians once camped here, and the community subsequently included German, Scots-Irish, Jewish, Hispanic and other residents. Ninth Street Park and other historic campus buildings remain as a reminder that Auraria was the place where Denver began
 
Location. 39° 44.517′ N, 105° 0.257′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is on Ninth Street near Curtis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1068 Ninth Street, Denver CO 80204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denver's Old City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rocky Mountain News

The Groussman Store - 900 Curtis Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 14, 2008
2. The Groussman Store - 900 Curtis Street
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Denver City (approx. half a mile away); Larimer Street (approx. half a mile away); Silas S. Soule (approx. half a mile away); Manny's Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wynkoop Street RR Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Constitution Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The East Side of Ninth Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 14, 2008
3. The East Side of Ninth Street
The Wheeler Griebling House - 1041 Ninth Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 14, 2008
4. The Wheeler Griebling House - 1041 Ninth Street
The Knight House - 1015 Ninth Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 14, 2008
5. The Knight House - 1015 Ninth Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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