The Denver Public Library has many resources for helping you learn about the history of a building. You may be trying to find out when it was built and what it cost, who lived there, what businesses were there, and what it looked like in the past. The best place to start is with the building itself. You may find a copy of the original building permit, blueprints or other clues that will help you get started. A neighbor may have early photographs of a building or the neighborhood or have information on previous owners. The next step is to research the documentary information at the Denver Public Library.
This tutorial has been designed to help you learn the sequence of steps involved in finding photographs or researching the history of buildings. After you have gone through the entire tutorial, you may want to use the table of contents to return to specific sections.
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Updated: July 28, 2008