Then and Now
The railroad and smelters brought an era of wealth and prosperity to Durango in the early days. During this time many affluent business residents built grandiose buildings around the downtown area as well as elegant homes along what are now historic Second and Third Avenues. How good is your eye? Can you recognize the buildings in the vintage photos below? Click on each image to see a photo of the building as it is today, along with some interesting historical information about most of them.
(historic Durango photos are from the Animas Museum archives and may be purchased at the museum).