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



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B&W Photos

HB233530
BWPhotos 327585

HB233531
BWPhotos 327586

HB233532
BWPhotos 327587

HB233533
BWPhotos 327588

HB233534
BWPhotos 327589

HB233535
BWPhotos 327590

HB233536
BWPhotos 327591

HB233537
BWPhotos 327592

HB233538
BWPhotos 327593

HB233539
BWPhotos 327594

HB233540
BWPhotos 327595

HB233541
BWPhotos 327596

HB233542
BWPhotos 327597


Item Title
BWPhotos 327597

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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