Denver's Civic Center is now officially a designated National Historic Landmark. This is Denver’s first National Historic Landmark or NHL and it’s a prestigious recognition. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, designated Denver’s Civic Center a NHL on Wednesday.
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The NHL designation extends from the State Capitol on the east side of Broadway to the Denver City and County Building on the west side of Bannock. State properties included within the boundary are: the State Capitol and its grounds; the State Office Building (northeast corner of Colfax and Sherman); the ”Colorado State Museum” building (southeast corner of E. 14th and Sherman, which is now used as an office and meeting annex for the capitol); Lincoln Park and Veterans Park. City properties included are: Civic Center Park, the McNichols Building (Carnegie Library), the Greek Amphitheater, Voorhies Memorial, the Pioneer Monument, and the City and County Building (14th and Bannock).
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While this is the first NHL in Denver, Colorado has 22 National Historic Landmarks.