LoDo Then & Now

LoDo Then & Now

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.

LoDo Then & Now - Coors Field

Coors Field, as we know it today, was once dominated by the railroad, and starting in the 1880’s a freight depot. It is thought that Blake St. between the blocks of 20th and 23rd were lined with small homes. However, warehouses and industrial buildings replaced the dwellings in the 1880’s. In circa 1930 we can see a grain elevator and the viaduct. Also pictured is Duffy’s Moving and Storage.

Flour Mills Lofts

Built in 1920, known as the Longmont Farmers Mill produced flour known as The Pride of the Rockies” The original mill holds a place in the National Register of Historic places. Histroric preservationist and developers, Dana Crawford and Lisa Evans, rehabilitated the former mill into seventeen residential lofts in 1998. Today a newer addition houses 30 luxury lofts, combining the old and the new.

14th and Wazee

Wazee Street between 14th and 15th looking towards what is now Coors Field

15th and Blake Street

17th and 18th on Blake Street

1521 15th Street

Birks Cornforth Pioneer Grocer

18th and Blake

Dairy Block

16th and Wynkoop

Former Home to the Tattered Cover Book Store

Market looking down 15th Street!