Historic Denver, Inc.

Historic Denver is the organization for those who love Denver. Coming up to its 50th Anniversary, Historic Denver has led the way by providing ideas and actions for the places that give Denver its unique character. We work everyday to safeguard the soul of our city!

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Historic Denver Inc​​​​​​​
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Historic Denver
1420 Ogden Street Suite 202
Denver, CO 80218
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Historic Denver
1420 Ogden Street Suite 202
Denver, CO 80218

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80203
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Mission Statement

Historic Denver, Inc. exists to empower people to actively experience and thoughtfully maintain our city's cultural landmarks and historic places today and long into the future.

Organization History

Can you imagine the city without the Daniels & Fisher Tower, LoDo, or Union Station? Each contributes critical character to our community, each anchors significant economic revitalization efforts that have helped Denver weather several boom and bust cycles, and each was saved with the support of Historic Denver, Inc. In 1970 citizens stepped forward to create Historic Denver, Inc., which first focused on saving the Molly Brown House Museum from demolition and went on to citywide efforts. Historic Denver remains the city's leading preservation organization and as a private, supporter-driven non-profit we work to protect and promote the places that add to our quality of life, spur economic development and engender pride of place.


A great and enduring city is no accident. Denver's destiny will be defined by the tension between bold action and thoughtful planning; between EUREKA! and ordinary. Historic Denver plays an invaluable role in informing and facilitating that negotiation. Join me in supporting Historic Denver as a member or donor. - Susan Barnes-Gelt

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