Architects, historians, and preservationists frequently debate a concept they call "a sense of place." You'll find lengthy studies on the subject in the best scholarly journals, monographs, and dissertations. Professionals ponder the idea in an attempt to distill its components and formulate a recipe for perfect new and revitalized urban environments that recall all that we cherish from our childhood neighborhoods, public places, and marketplaces. Now, to the average Boulderite, this concept isn't hard to define. Ask her to define "a sense of place" and she might take you for a stroll along the Pearl Street Mall. And she might stop to sit down, chat, and look around on a bench bordering the Lions Club Fountain on a plaza just south of the county court house. This spot, slightly removed from the hubbub of shoppers, could well be the Pearl Street Mall's center of gravity.
Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015. History Colorado is celebrating the people and the places of one of our most cherished spots in the We❤ Rocky Mountain National Park exhibit. The exhibit is part of a year-long, state-wide celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial.