Tours &Talks by Dr. Phil Goodstein PhD.

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Dr. Phil Goodstein,Denver Historian
Walking Tour and Talk Schedule

January-April 2016

Wednesday, January  13: Everything about Denver 6:30–9:00 PM

This is the first week of a four-part seminar on the history of Denver.  The class will deal with the logic of the Denver street system and the Pikes Peak gold rush.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  It gathers in a private home at 1330 Monroe Street.  (Monroe Street is four blocks west of Colorado Boulevard.)  A copy of this schedule is at LeonardLeonard.com/neighborhoods/walkingtours.  Information about Goodstein’s books is at capitolhillbooks.com

Wednesday, January  20: The Growth of the Mile High City, 6:30–9:00 PM

This is the second week of a four-part seminar on the history of Denver.  The focus will be on the growth of the 19th-century city, the impact of tuberculosis, and sensational sex scandals.  The cost is $15.00 at 1330 Monroe Street.

Thursday, January  21: From the North Side to the West Side, 6:00–7:00 PM

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth’s is a historic retirement community near West 32nd Avenue and Eliot Street.  It hosts a free talk about the inter-relationship of North Denver with West Denver as part of the promotions of How the West Side Won.  (Eliot Street is one block east of Federal Boulevard.  This is the highrise.  Enter about a half block to the east of Eliot Street.)  303/964–2000.

Wednesday, January  27: Denver: The City Beautiful, 6:30–9:00 PM

This is the third week of a four-part seminar on the history of Denver.  Denver was in upheaval during the first third of the 20th century.  A veneer of parks and distinguished architecture cloaked intense struggles and the way the Ku Klux Klan ran the city in the 1920s.  The cost is $15.00 at 1330 Monroe Street at 1330 Monroe Street.

Wednesday, February 3: The Rise of Modern Denver. 6:30–9:00 PM

This is the fourth week of a four-part seminar on the history of Denver.  It examines how Denver has grown since World War II, a place desperately seeking an identity while growth and sprawl have been seemingly endless.  The cost is $15.00 at 1330 Monroe Street at 1330 Monroe Street.

Saturday, February 20: The History of Santa Fe Drive, 2:00–3:330 PM

The Byers branch of the Denver Public Library is a central part of West Denver.  Located at the southwest corner of West Seventh Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, it will host a free talk on the history of the West Side, featuring Phil Goodstein’s new book How the West Side Won.

Sunday, March 13: The Seamy Side of Denver, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

In the 19th century, Denver had the reputation of being “The West’s most sinful city.”  Market Street was literally a sex market.  Nearby were tolerated casinos of extremely diverse character.  Add a mix of bloody murder and contemporary scandals, and the result is a completely different look at lower downtown.  It gathers at City Stacks, 1743 Wazee Street.  The cost is $20.00 per person.

Saturday, 19: The Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Meet at the wooden gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street.  It is directly south of the RTD bus stop on the 12th Avenue loop in the park.  Gilpin Street is the 1700 east block.  Park in the park, east bound, on the 12th Avenue loop to the east of the RTD stop.  The cost is 15.00.

Sunday, April 3: Potter Highlands, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Meet at the Lumber Baron Inn at the northeast corner of West 37th Avenue and Bryant Street.  (Bryant is four blocks east of Federal Boulevard)  The cost is $10 per person..

Sunday, April 10: Country Club Neighborhood, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Meet in front fo Bromwell School at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Columbine Street.  (Columbine is one block east of Josephine Street.  Fourth Avenue does not cut through between Josephine and Columbine streets.  It might be easiest to take Sixth Avenue or Eighth Avenue south or park on Josephine Street.)  The cost is $10 per person..

Sunday, April 17: Washington Park, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Meet at the statue of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, southwest corner of Exposition Avenue and Franklin Street.  (Exposition Avenue is four blocks south of Alameda Avenue.  Franklin Street is four blocks east of Downing Street and eight blocks west of University Boulevard.)  The cost is $10 per person..

Contact: Phil Goodstein: (303)333-1095