Mansions and History in Denver

Mansions and History in Denver, Denver, Colorado (B)

The Quality Hill Historic District in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is filled with giant mansions, historic apartment buildings, mansions-turned-apartments and single-family homes. You’ll find beauty on every block during this 2-mile urban hike up and down the streets of Quality Hill in Capitol Hill. Built in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s, Capitol Hill was home to some of the wealthiest settlers in Denver. The Quality Hill District within Capitol Hill is only one block wide from 9th to 10th Avenues and stretches from Logan St. east to the Washington/Clarkson St. alley.

This walk takes you through parts of Quality Hill while keeping within the Capitol Hill neighborhood. And bonus: trees! This is a great walk in the summer for shade, in the fall for color, and the winter to see architecture.

You’ll start the walk at the historic Molly Brown house (1340 Pennsylvania). A place to spend a few bucks where you’ll be richly rewarded with a good tour, you can also just enjoy the outside of the home. Molly Brown, who notoriously survived the sinking of the Titanic and also survived the shunning of Denver’s society, lived here with her husband. They bought the William Lang-designed home for $30000 from the Larges. Its Queen Anne style architecture has mostly stayed in tact despite the home becoming a boarding house, deteriorating, and finally be restored. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mansions and History in Denver
Guide Location: USA » Denver
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Chris Englert
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Molly Brown House
  • Pablo’s Coffee
  • The Dunning Benedict House
  • The Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn
  • The Pennborough
  • The Patterson Historic Inn
  • The Grant-Humphrey Mansion
  • Governors Park
  • The Governors Residence at Boettcher Mansion
  • The Brind Mansion
  • The Dorset House
  • The Daly Mansion
  • City O City
  • Make Believe Bakery