Denver Five Points
Five points is an area of neighborhoods that established its boundaries around the perimeters of Washington street, 27th street, 26th ave, and Welton Street. This neighborhood is one of Denver’s most oldest neighborhoods. It was known as the harlem of the West as it is a popular area for many artists locally as well as the artist who traveled to play in this well known venue. Welton street was where many of these bars and clubs were located that hosted many greats such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and many others. During this time, it became a predominately African-American neighborhood because home sale laws forbade African-Americans to settle in other sections.
Written by: Christian Powell
Denver's Five PointsWilliam Henry Jackson
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