Five Points, Curtis Park, and San Rafael Historic Districts Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This walk combines three historic districts located about one mile from downtown Denver: the Five Points commercial district, once called the “Harlem of the West” and Denver’s first African American neighborhood; Curtis Park, which is Denver’s oldest residential neighborhood; and the San Rafael Historic District, with its turn-of-the-century homes and grand churches.
The entire area has gone through the highest highs to the lowest lows over the years and is still in the process of renewal. This walk includes three institutions devoted to African American history—in this neighborhood and well beyond—as well as historical buildings, churches, and homes, all in the shadow of downtown skyscrapers."