The district has been the commercial center of the community since its development in the late 19th century. clear
The district’s superb collection of Late Victorian-Era structures, such as the Hanchett Building, Mining Exchange, and Queen Hotel, forms the core of a city that is historically significant as the site of the first major discovery of placer gold in Colorado, and as an important milling and supply center for the mining region which accelerated the settlement of Colorado. The property is associated with the Mining Industry in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.
Bounded by Center Alley, Riverside Dr., Idaho St. / Idaho Springs