Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library was built in 2003. This unique branch, named for Elvin Caldwell, the first African American Councilman in District 8, and Omar Blair, the first African American President of the Denver Public School Board, is the only research library of its kind west of the Mississippi. The library replaced the much smaller former Five Points Branch Library. The library is the gateway to Five Points and the Historic District along Welton Street. Five Points is unique among Denver’s neighborhoods because of the rich contributions of its diverse community, particularly African Americans (Five Points-Whittier Neighborhood History).

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SugarCube Building

The SugarCube Building, built in 2008, is named in reference to its historic neighbor, The Sugar Building, home of the Great Western Sugar Company, constructed in 1906. It was designed to fit into the Lower Downtown Historic District with its exterior elements. The SugarCube is a modern ten-story structure; a building-within-a-building, with retail on the first floor, offices on floors two through four and residential apartments on floors five through ten.

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