History in Your Backyard: Gondola Plaza and the “Red Light District”

One b/w negative of Jim Barry of Aspen competing in the third annual Interstellar Gelaendesprung (Geländesprung) event on the 25-meter Willoughby Jump. This image is in the Aspen Illustrated News on February 18, 1965 (page 1).
Photo | David Hiser Collection

Tour Aspen Mountain’s Gondola Plaza neighborhood and hear stories of the neighborhood’s fast-paced past. An historical central meeting place, the area was once home to the terminus of the Colorado Midland Railroad along Durant Avenue to the west, as well as the mining-era “Red Light District” to the east.

The History in Your Backyard series features short lunch-hour tours to explore the stories of familiar places in the Aspen area.

Meet at Gondola Plaza

This brief walking tour takes place on sidewalks and pedestrian areas along Durant Ave.

 

History in Your Backyard: Gondola Plaza and the “Red Light District”

When

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August 21, 2024 from 12–1pm

Location

Downtown Aspen

Cost

$10
Free for AHS Lixiviator level and above members
Registration required (opens July 1)