Denver’s Curtis Park contains some of the oldest housing stock in Denver, dating from the 1860’s. Much of old Denver was destroyed in fire and flood but Curtis Park has endured. The nearby Five Points neighborhood is of significant cultural significance to Denver’s african American community. The five points in the district name are the vertices formed where four streets meet: 26th Avenue, 27th Street, Washington Street, and Welton Street. These neighborhoods are north east of downtown in the direction of City Park.
Attractions include the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and the Rossonian Hotel. The Rossonian Hotel, built in 1912, accommodated world famous Jazz performed who were denied lodging at other hotel because of racial discrimination.