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National Register of Historic Places Program:
Landscape Architecture Month - Showcase
Red Rocks Park District

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

National Register coordinators were invited to submit images of designed landscaes listed in the National Register that they think are among the best in their state.

Bartlett, Samuel L., House

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Photographs courtesy of the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office

Red Rocks Park District

Morrison, Colorado

Reference Number: 90000725

This property was designed by Burnham Hoyt with Stanley Morse, and constructed by the CCC, largely between 1935-1941. It was listed in the NR on 5/18/1990.

Red Rocks Park clearly represents the ideals of the City Beautiful Movement. It is easily accessible to Denver residents; has a carefully planned scenic drive, and exposes city dwellers to the beauties and wonders of nature. Red Rock's drive is a carefully planned parkway winding through the natural red sandstone uplifts. Not only is the park important because of its natural environment, but also because of its cultural environment. The park contains the Red Rocks amphitheater, recognized throughout the world as a beautiful, inventive, and inspiring facility.

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