Although the idea for Denver’s City Park Esplanade, which included the Dennis Sullivan Memorial Gateway, was conceived in 1906, it was not until eleven years later in 1917 that this plan came to fruition.
Through 13 episodes in its upcoming third season, Rocky Mountain PBS’s Colorado Experience will explore historic places and landmarks across the state while illuminating the importance of preservation within these communities.
Each season, the locally produced and award-winning Colorado Experience examines compelling stories from Colorado’s past and present, with an emphasis on preservation, local history, and engaging stories crafted to educate Coloradans on the colorful history of our state.
Colorado Experience is a dynamic 13-episode television series produced locally by Rocky Mountain PBS with the intent to educate and engage all Coloradans in their state’s history. Each episode in the series transforms a history lesson into a vivid adventure by casting captivating stories around fascinating, underrated periods and historical sites.
Listed on the National Register in 1969—just three years after the National Historic Preservation Act passed!—Boettcher Mansion (known today as the Governor’s Residence) has long been recognized for its architectural and historical significance.
Managed by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the Colorado Main Street Program revitalizes commercial districts and local economies through historic preservation and sustainable design. Through funding from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, this year’s program will work to economically empower 12 communities around the state through educational, technical and architectural assistance as well as local community advocacy and on-site trainings.