Denver's Park Hill Neighborhood (Images of America Series)

Denver's Park Hill Neighborhood (Images of America Series)

by Rebecca C. Dorward

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Overview

The stately yet welcoming Park Hill neighborhood, located just east of downtown Denver, was platted from prairie lands in 1871 by energetic real estate speculators. A horse-drawn rail car began transportation service in later years to and from Denver as homes in Park Hill became popular. Eventually, Denverites invested in Park Hill lots and wealthy citizens built architecturally sophisticated homes, creating an enclave of Denver society. When automobiles became popular in the 1910s, Park Hill became a popular place to raise a family and has continued as an attractive residential area for more than a century. The home of Denver’s elite for decades, including mayors and other leading politicians, Park Hill has embraced diversity in the 21st century, encompassing blue-collar workers along with the physicians, attorneys, and professional athletes.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738580449
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/12/2010
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,148,970
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author


Author Rebecca Dorward wrote the nomination for the original Park Hill historic district to the National Register of Historic Places. Contributing photographic research to this volume were historians Thomas Noel and Heather Peterson as well as the Greater Park Hill Neighborhood Association. These evocative vintage images were drawn from the Denver Public Library’s Western History Department, the Colorado Historical Society, the author’s collection, and other sources.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Baron's Backyard 11

2 Hartman's Squares 37

3 Exclusive Downington 47

4 More's Park Heights and Other Additions 57

5 Transportation to and from 65

6 Around the Neighborhood 81

7 Postwar Growing Pains 105

8 Park Hill in the New Century 117

Bibliography 127

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