DENVER (CBS4)– It was a celebration in the Hilltop neighborhood in Denver on Wednesday after the Cranmer Park Plaza reopened to the public.

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The community came together to raise money for the reconstruction of the Cranmer Park Terrace and Sundial.

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The structure was built in the 1930s and was in need of repair.

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The community raised nearly $2 million to rebuild the cracked terrace and 6-foot sundial. The fundraising began in 2014.

The sundial in Cranmer Park (credit: CBS)

Crews removed the entire sandstone plaza and brought it back to the way it was first created.

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“To have it restored to what George Cranmer’s vision was is to meaningful to all of us and to have it restored in such a beautiful way, with the inlay still there. I can’t tell you how moving it is to celebrate this day,” said Mary Beth Susman, City Councilwoman, District 5.

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At one point, Cranmer Park was considered one of the most endangered historic places in Colorado.

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