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Lincoln Park Homes, West Colfax Avenue & Marispoa Street, Denver, Denver County, CO



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Item Title
Lincoln Park Homes, West Colfax Avenue & Marispoa Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Location
West Colfax Avenue & Marispoa Street, Denver, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-74
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: The Lincoln Park Homes complex is one of Colorado's earliest public housing projects. One of three such projects planned by the Denver Housing Authority soon after the agency's formation in 1938, the Homes represent a period in Denver's History when the defense industry was hitting its peak and government subsidization of public housing was just beginning in the state. The Homes are a product of New Deal efforts to revitalize the economic and moral fiber of the nation. What was once an innovative solution to the public housing needs of Depression-era Denver is now a sobering reminder of the ongoing problems associated with providing for the poor and rehabilitating deteriorating neighborhoods. There are now unoccupied, in preparation for demolition.The Homes are also significant for their place in the lengthy and prolific career of Denver architect Temple Buell. Certainly not one of his more memorable projects, the Lincoln Park Homes represent a transition in Buell's work, from his Depression-era to World War II-era projects.

Subjects
Economic & Social Conditions
Brick Buildings
Public Housing


Related Names
Buell, Temple H.
Fraser, Clayton B., Photographer
Schoch, Lisa M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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