|Making a Federal Case—Federal Boulevard|
A city project may restore some of the northwest Denver boulevard's former beauty.
By Stuart Steers
Published on March 20, 1997
Years ago, Federal Boulevard was one of the most beautiful streets in Denver. Huge elms towered over the thoroughfare, which was lined with churches, libraries and large homes. Now the City of Denver is spending $2 million to bring back some of that old glory, hoping to undo a mistake that dates back to the 1950s.
During the past few years the city has tried to rebuild the historic network of Denver parkways first planned in 1907 by George Kessler. Landscaped medians were added on Colorado Boulevard, First Avenue was rebuilt, the Monaco Parkway was extended, and some of Evans Avenue was made over. The redesign of nearly thirty blocks of Federal Boulevard will resemble those efforts.
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