Denver’s oldest block, Larimer Square, was laid out by General William Larimer in 1858. It first served gold miners that had traveled west looking for treasure, quickly becoming the spot for many more city’s firsts: the first block, first commercial district, first residence, first city hall, and first designated historic district.
Larimer Square is still the beating heart of Denver. It’s well-preserved architecture hearkens back to the old times, with dozens of shops and restaurants buzzing with activity throughout the day and night. Larimer Square would make the city’s pioneers proud… and it’s sure to make visitors happy.