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    Rebirth of Old Colorado City

    Presented by at Palmer Lake Town Hall

    February 18, 2010


    Rebirth of Old Colorado City

    Join the Palmer Lake Historical Society for an entertaining and informative evening about the grit and determination of those Coloradans that would not let a part of Colorado Springs die - leading to the rebirth of Old Colorado City.

    Colonel David Hughes (U.S. Army, retired) will discuss the birth, decline and rebirth of the area now known as Old Colorado City. Colonel Hughes played a leading role in reversing the decline of the "Westside" of Colorado Springs and the creation of a thriving business and historical community. The Westside began its decline in the 1940s and in the 1970s was declared "a slum and blight" by the City Council. Banks ceased lending to businesses, and many buildings, some with historical significance, became vacant and were demolished. Residents and business owners were outraged at the condition of the Westside and the treatment of the area by the City Council.

    In 1982, under the leadership of Colonel Hughes and other community leaders, the locals applied for National Historic District status, which was eventually granted. As they say, the rest is history. Old Colorado City has experienced an amazing rebirth, and in 2009 celebrated its Sesquicentennial - its first 150 years.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Palmer Lake Town Hall

    66 Lower Glenway Street
    Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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    General Day and Time Info:
    7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM

    Phone: 719-559-0525

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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