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Denver’s Oldest Neighborhood.

Found at the heart of Denver, LoDo is the perfect blend of nostalgia and modernity. This bustling neighborhood is home to nearly 100 restaurants, clubs, galleries, shops, and hospitality businesses, making it the perfect place to explore for residents and tourists alike. LoDo’s rich history dates back to 1858 when gold was discovered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. Since then, the area has undergone a major revitalization, becoming a key link between Denver’s past and present. Today, LoDo is home to some of the finest late nineteenth and early twentieth-century commercial buildings in the American West. Whether you’re looking for a delicious meal, a night out on the town, or some unique shopping, you’ll find it all in LoDo.

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The 16th St. viaduct is no longer but as you can see the Barteldes Seed (1906) building still stands. If you look closely...Click arrow to read more

The 16th St. viaduct is no longer but as you can see the  Barteldes Seed (1906) building still stands. If you look closely, the sign on the the streetcar says “Good-Bye Old Friends: My Last Day is June 3rd”.   The photo was taken in the 1950’s. Denver had one of the nation’s largest networks of streetcars during the early 20th Century, with over 250 miles if track, which was headquartered in the Tramway Building which is now Hotel Teatro. By the 1950’s the streetcar routes were abandoned and made way for busses.

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LoDo’s favorite local winery just celebrated a New Year Wine Launch and six months since opening their new location in RiNo!  See the new space for yourself and try their new specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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🎄 It’s that time of year, folks! Help us improve the life of a LoDo neighbor in need by donating to the #LoDoCares Holiday Project! As per usual, all proceeds go to the Barth Hotel and its residents. You can donate at LoDo.org/donate Thank you! #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #christmas #holidays #thankful #cityofdenver #downtowndenver #barthhotel ...

🎄Did you guess 17th and Blake as the answer to Thursday’s #ThrowbackThursday question? If so, you answered correctly! Thanks for playing along! You can see the Barth Hotel in the foreground of this image. Please consider donating to the #LoDoCares Holiday Project which benefits the Barth Hotel by visiting LoDo.org/donate #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #denverhistory (Photo credit: @wildtheinnocent)

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Date:
1984 May

Summary:
View of 17th (Seventeenth) Street at Blake Street in the Union Station neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows the four story Barth Hotel building on the corner. Construction fences and scaffolding are around the building. The Oxford Hotel building is in the distance at the corner of Wazee Street, and Union Station at the end of 17th Street with the sign "Union Station, Travel by Train." Automobiles are parked on the sides of streets.
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Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Do you know the location of this week's #TBT photo? #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #denverhistory (Photo credit: @dplvintage) ...

💙 It’s @shopsmall Saturday! Make sure to get out and support your favorite LoDo businesses and restaurants! Also, give them a shoutout in the comments below ⬇️! #denver #lodo #explorelodo #smallbusinesssaturday #buylocal #shopsmall #smallbusiness #smallbizsat ...

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at LoDo District! #givethanks #thanksgiving ...

🎄 It’s that time of year, folks! Help us improve the life of a LoDo neighbor in need by donating to the #LoDoCares Holiday Project! As per usual, all proceeds go to the Barth Hotel and its residents. You can donate at LoDo.org/donate Thank you! #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #christmas #holidays #thankful #cityofdenver #downtowndenver #barthhotel ...

We are saddened and disgusted by the senseless act of violence that occurred this weekend in Colorado Springs. There is no place for hate and we stand with the LGBTQ+ communities and all who have been impacted. 🏳️‍🌈 ...

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Do you know the location of this week's #TBT photo? #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #denverhistory (Photo credit: @dplvintage) ...

🇺🇸 Thank you to all of the veterans past, present and future who have protected our freedoms and kept us safe. We appreciate you! #veteransday ...

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Do you know the location of this week's #TBT photo? #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #denverhistory (Photo credit: @dplvintage) ...

Another stunning #LoDo capture by our friend, @captaincoloradophotography! #denver #colorado #cityofdenver #explorelodo #downtowndenver ...

LoDo District’s Executive Director, John Wetenkamp, has decided to leave the organization for a position at the Global Livingston Institute, based in Denver. John has been with LoDo almost three years, starting just a few months before the pandemic began. We are thankful for his hard work and perseverance during such a difficult period and wish him the best in his new endeavor! #lodo ...

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Do you know the location of this week's #TBT photo? #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #denverhistory (Photo credit: @dplvintage) ...

🎃👻🧟‍♂️ Happy Halloween from your friends in LoDo! #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #halloween #cityofdenver #downtowndenver #unionstation #larimersquare ...

🍁❄️ Brrrr! Stay warm out there, friends! #denver #colorado #lodo #explorelodo #mannysbridge #fall #snow (📸: @jjperrott) ...