This unique cultural, retail, entertainment and residential neighborhood is the oldest and original settlement that would become Denver. In 1858, after gold was discovered in Cherry Creek, General William Larimer founded Denver by putting down cottonwood logs in the center of a square mile plot that would become the current LoDo neighborhood. Saloons and brothels were among the first businesses, as were assay offices and farming supply merchants. Lodo became skid row by the 1950s until visionary developer Dana Crawford led the transformation of Larimer Square. Today LoDo is home to more than 30,000 residents, with hip new condos and apartment buildings opening at a record pace. The name comes from “Lower Downtown” and was coined by Denver Post reporter Dick Kreck.
Allstar Electrical Services loves LoDo and often its trucks can be seen there on both commercial and residential projects.