Governor's Mansion, Denver

Governor's Mansion, Denver

The Colorado Governor's Mansion was built in 1908. Architects Willis A. Marean and Albert J. Norton designed the mansion in the Colonial Georgian Revival style. It was not originally built as a home for the state governor but for the daughter of Walter Scott Cheesman, a Colorado real estate tycoon.

Gladys Cheesman lived in the home until 1923. At that point, the home was purchased by financier Claude K. Boettcher. In 1959, the governor of Colorado, Stephen McNichols, accepted the home as a gift to the state. Many of the state's governors have since lived in the home, either on a full- or part-time basis.

The public is welcome to tour the grounds of the home, including Governor's Park, which offers ample green space and walking paths. Public tours of the home are free, though visitors should call first to ensure the mansion is open.

The Governor's Mansion is located in the Quality Hill Historic District. It is a popular stop for tourists as it is an easy 30 minute walk from either Civic Center Park. Cheesman Park is also nearby, which offers the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory.

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Sight Name: Governor's Mansion
Sight Location: Denver, USA (See walking tours in Denver)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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