Mar 18, 2021 - News
Nonprofit attempts to diversify Denver's historic landmarks
The Molly Brown House Museum, a historical landmark in Denver. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Historic Denver is asking residents to nominate sites, buildings, public art and more for historic designation. The initiative is part of the group's "50 Actions for 50 Places" campaign that launched this month.

Why it matters: Only about 3% of Denver's roughly 7,000 historic landmarks recognize non-white history, the Denver Post reports. The city is working to bridge that diversity gap with community input.

How it works: Anything from a sign to a small business is fair game.

  • Online submissions will be accepted until May 1.
  • The final list of 50 sites will be announced later that month.

Of note: Asian American leaders are also launching a new project to honor Denver's Chinatown history, Denverite reports.

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