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DENVER – As the city of Denver copes with its rapid growth, a group takes the time to reflect on its past and focus on conservation.

The Denver Architecture Foundation hosted their fourteenth annual Doors Open Denver event. It’s an opportunity for people to see some of the city’s most valuable historical buildings.

One of the hikes was in front of Molly Brown’s famous home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. The house is a prime example of why conservation is so important. It was almost demolished in the 1970s to make way for a surface parking lot.

“I think this is an equally important reflection of how our city is changing,” said Pauline Herrera Serianni, executive director of the Denver Architecture Foundation. “Our history always influences our future and that’s why I think it’s an incredibly important time to just take a break and have that reflection and really appreciate the beauty of the architecture and design of our city.”

Doors Open Denver offered tours of other prominent buildings and landmarks such as Bosler House, the Oxford Hotel, and the Tivoli Brewing Company. If you missed the event, you can check out the list of locations and create your own tour.