Of all the folks who have trodden across the dusty and muddy streets of old Denver, perhaps the most internationally famous resident is Golda Mabowitz who lived with her sister Shayna Korngold in a humble worker's duplex at 1606 Julian Street in oldWest Denver. Golda was born in Kiev, Ukraine on May 3, 1898, one of eight children to Moishe and Blume Mabowitz. In 1898, … [Read more...] about North Denver’s Most Famous Former Resident?
Shaping Our Future by Remembering Our Past
Benjamin Barr Lindsey never forgot his working class roots, and that's why I have always admired him. Lindsey was only 11 years old in 1879 when his family moved to Denver from his native Tennessee. His dad initially had a good position as chief telegraph operator for the Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad, but he became ill and lost his job. Young Lindsey had to quit … [Read more...] about Judge Ben B. Lindsey, The Kid’s Judge
In a detailed addendum to her book “Rediscovering Northwest Denver,” North Denver historic author, Ruth Eloise Wiberg, includes a supplement of all the street names in our neighborhoods and the previous names of the same streets. Some of you newcomers to North Denver might be wondering who or what your street name might be memorializing. We can thank a serious … [Read more...] about Hooker Street, Boulevard F, and The History of Street Names
Thomas Jefferson, author of our Declaration of Independence, had been horrified at the poverty, squalor, and congestion which he observed in European cities. He could not have been any clearer about open space and living in cities. "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe." Like Jefferson, Denver residents and … [Read more...] about Great Civilizations Treasure Parks and Open Spaces
Denver remains unique in American cities because of its Mountain Parks system. If Denver's leaders had not acted when they did way back in 1912, all of the land which now makes up the jewels of the Queen City's crown, the Denver Mountain Parks, would be developed with more ugly architectural monstrosities bulging with asphalt and cement. This puts more pressure … [Read more...] about What is The City But The Parks?