WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL
Residents of Louisville are known for being friendly, courteous and honest, while the town itself has made a strong commitment to preserve and restore the city’s “historic downtown” area. This restoration saw new businesses that were eager to join the diverse commercial scene. This development is strengthening the local economy, and bringing a new spark to the historic streets of Louisville, Colorado.
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HOMES & AMENITIES
Louisville homes are conveniently surrounded by 26-miles of wooded biking and running paths that wind through much of the town. A newly-built hospital, an 18-hole golf course, a recreation center, and a Monarch School campus all contribute to a high quality of life.
REAL ESTATE REPORT
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THE HISTORY OF
Most of the men worked in the local mines, with their sons often joining them at the age of fourteen. Everything they needed to support their daily life was available along two streets—Front and Main. Sixteen trains a day passed through Louisville, connecting it with Boulder, Eldorado Springs and Denver. Mining life was hard and dangerous, so the miners went on strike. This caused a great deal of friction with management, and led to a battle between the miners and their bosses. In fact, many pioneer residents can point out spots in their childhood homes where bullet holes pierced the walls.
Saloons and brothels were part of the frontier scene, along with schools, churches, boarding houses, shops, restaurants and even a small movie theater. Many of these buildings still stand unchanged in historic downtown Louisville, and remain as shadows of the town’s lively past. Although the mines are now closed and silent, they still sit beneath the city; the dark veins of Louisville’s original life blood.
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