- Posted by Broz
- On 12/06/2015
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At the Denver Public Library you can view photographer Kim Allen’s photographs of Denver before the real estate boom. Being a native of Denver, I remember LoDo before Coors Field, the lofts and the rooftop bars took over. It was a place few would venture after dark, unless you wanted to score a bevy of illegal drugs or hear jazz at the El Chapultepec (where Jack Kerouc and crew were known to frequent). It was Denver with character; an unseemly, depressed section of the city that exposed the desperation of urban living.
Real estate developers and businesses poured into LoDo once Coors Field went in and made the area economically viable. Once MTV’s Real World made it cool to live in the city again, it was all over. 5280 Magazine turned property into porn and hipsters salivated at the thought of loft living.
A great collection of photographs that shows how far Denver has come.