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Walking Tour of Civic Center with Professor Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel

Aug 20, 2017

Join Professor Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel of the CU-Denver History Department and author of 50 books including Buildings of Colorado and Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts for this special walking tour.


Tom will begin on the Seventh Floor of the Central Library where Western History Manager, Jim Kroll, will give us an overview of the library's fabulous architectural history resources. Tom will then lead a walking tour of Civic Center, which has just been listed as a National Historic Landmark. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, called it the best preserved City Beautiful Civic Center left in the United States. This tour will enlighten you about everything from the eagle atop the City and County Building to the red globe light atop the State Capitol, from the dueling plaques concerning the Sand Creek Massacre to the argument over the Greek Theater.


Photo courtesy of denver.org/listing/civic-center-park/6823