National and State Register

East 3rd Avenue Historic Residential District

La Plata County

In 1880, Durango was platted by employees of General William Jackson Palmer of the Denver Rio Grande Railroad.  East 3rd Avenue, known prior to 1893 as the "Boulevard", remains a prestigious residential area located along the bluffs overlooking the downtown commercial district.

A black and white photo of some houses in the district with snow on the ground, large leafless and pine trees stand around the neighborhood.

East 3rd Avenue Historic Residential District 

The quality of design and the variety of styles establish the district as the best local collection of late 19th and early 20th century residential architecture.  The property is associated with the Mining Industry in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.