The state of Colorado has a lot of history and so does its capital. The United States Congress passed an enabling act on March 3, 1875, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state. On August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. There’s now a unique walking tour in Denver that will teach you about our history. Continue reading for more information. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.
Walking Through History
Lower downtown Denver is the city’s oldest neighborhood. It is home to some of the best restaurants and attractions in Denver. The best way to get a look at this historic area is by walking. Denver Local Tours will be doing their history walking tour from now until the end of the year, so there’s plenty of time to fit it into your schedule. Each tour is one and half hours and includes a local guide. Your guide will share the fascinating history of the area and point out the best places to eat and drink. This tour is great for anyone who is just moving to the city or visiting friends and family. You will even get to experience many historic landmarks.
Along the route of the walking tour are Union Station, The Dairy Block, Coors Field, Market Street, 16th St Mall, and Larimer Square. One of the oldest buildings on the tour is the Oxford Hotel. The Oxford Hotel was built in 1891. Though a lot of the building has been updated, many of its features remain the same or have been restored. In the 1950s, the Oxford Hotel was considered a flophouse. In the 1980s a new owner improved the hotel. The hotel restaurant was operated by McCormick’s Fish House from when they signed a lease with the Oxford Hotel in 1987 until 2016.