A majority Black neighborhood since 1950, Echo hasn’t received the funding afforded the other neighborhoods north of the river. Echo has more in common with the working-class neighborhoods of St. Patrick’s and Commerce City. While many of the city’s neighborhoods began with a specific cultural identity which shifted and blended over time, Echo began as a Black community, became heterogeneous at a time when most of the neighborhoods were built around specific immigrant communities, and returned to its roots through the Great Migration.
History of Echo
Prior to the establishment of The Docks in 1853, Lakeside Park was a landing area for trappers and traders traveling north and west to the lake country watershed and the shipping boats that followed the shoreline of the great lake to the eastern waterways.1852-1894: Competing Forms of Civilization - Government, Business, and Industry