The Resource Dana Crawford : 50 years saving the soul of a city, by Mike McPhee

Dana Crawford : 50 years saving the soul of a city, by Mike McPhee

Label
Dana Crawford : 50 years saving the soul of a city
Title
Dana Crawford
Title remainder
50 years saving the soul of a city
Statement of responsibility
by Mike McPhee
Title variation
Dana Crawford : fifty years saving the soul of a city
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1965, Dana Crawford, a stylish Ivy Leaguer and Junior Leaguer, convinced a group of wealthy investors to buy a block of wobbly buildings on Jack Kerouac's Skid Row, which she renovated into Larimer Square. Fifty years later, it is still one of Denver's most popular destinations. Dana's passion for preservation, for giving new economic life to historic buildings, has become a catalyst throughout the city. With vision, brilliance and a ferocious determination, she has revitalized the grimy, neglected soul of lower downtown Denver. But it's been difficult. Saving the 1890 Oxford Hotel dragged her into bankruptcy twice (Chapter 22 she joked). She found an old flour mill, a mattress factory, even a hobo camp to redevelop. Big money had stalled around Union Station for 40 years, until Dana's leadership lifted the jewel onto Denver's crown. Her partners reverentially named the elegant Crawford Hotel after her, the second building in the city to bear her name. Dubbed 'The Dragon Lady' by newspapers in the 60s and 70s, this colorful character has attracted endless visitors, including Lady Bird Johnson. Invitations to her salon-style dinner parties are just as coveted as are details about the skinny-dipping hilarity at her surprise 46th birthday party. Unrivaled in courage, style and grace, Dana Crawford has resurrected the soul of the Mile High City"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, Michael B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crawford, Dana
  • Urban renewal
  • Historic sites
  • Architecture
  • Historic districts
  • Historic preservation
Target audience
adult
Label
Dana Crawford : 50 years saving the soul of a city, by Mike McPhee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page 231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dana's world -- Kansas -- Coming of age -- College life -- Early Denver -- Getting Larimer Square started -- Larimer Square matures -- Family life -- Lodo comes alive -- The Central Platte Valley comes alive
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780996328500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925910951
  • 1405220
  • (OCoLC)ocn925910951
  • (Pol)1405220
Label
Dana Crawford : 50 years saving the soul of a city, by Mike McPhee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page 231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dana's world -- Kansas -- Coming of age -- College life -- Early Denver -- Getting Larimer Square started -- Larimer Square matures -- Family life -- Lodo comes alive -- The Central Platte Valley comes alive
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780996328500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925910951
  • 1405220
  • (OCoLC)ocn925910951
  • (Pol)1405220

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