L'CHAIM (FALL) MAGAZINE
NESTLED in its urban corner in the shadows of downtown skyscrapers, Curtis Park is an old neighborhood whose Victorian homes and shady streets have seen much of the ebb and flow of Denver’s history.
When it was first developed, only a few years after Denver itself came into existence, Curtis Park was a fashionable upper-middle class neighborhood.
Many Jews came here in the early days, buying homes and erecting synagogues.
Still later, the area became a haven for Denver’s growing African American community, which left its own unique ethnic and cultural stamp on the neighborhood.