Dan Corson Thesis and Research Material: Dana Crawford, 1989-1998
Dan Corson's thesis highlights the work of Dana Crawford in Denver, Colorado. Her work began in 1963 with Larimer Square. Dana Crawford formed Larimer Square Associates, making Larimer Square the first historic district of Denver in 1971. Dana Crawford has been influential in Denver in her work to make historic places livable. This collection highlights Dana's achievements of 20 years of preservation in Denver in a thesis by Dan Corson and his research, including newspaper clippings and interviews.
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Dana Crawford initiated the preservation and redevelopment of Larimer Square in downtown Denver, Colorado, in 1965. In 1963, the Denver Urban Renewal Authority planned demolition of the 1400 block of Larimer Square as part of an effort to build a more impressive Denver skyline. Dana developed Larimer Square into a shopping area that became Denver's first historic district in 1971. Her belief that old cities can be livable has proven instrumental in her mission of preservation in Colorado for a career that has spanned over four decades. In 1995, Dana Crawford was awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation award. In 2011, The Crawford Hotel in Denver's newly redeveloped Union Station was named in her honor.
Donated in 2014 by Dan Corson, student at the University of Colorado at Denver and author of the thesis in collection.
Related Materials: History Colorado collection Mss.01741, Larimer Square Associates.