Nowhere else in Denver does the canopy of 100-year-old American Elms spread quite so magnificently over tiled rooftops and broad parkways as it does in Country Club. One of the city’s most cherished neighborhoods, Country Club – occasionally referred to as “Denver’s Spanish Suburb” – is also among the most scenic. Stately Spanish gateways and lush gardens stand sentry-like at the entrances to the elegant community as if to protect the rural ambiance of its quiet streets. The gates, parkways, and many of the area’s homes were designed by architects William and Arthur Fisher. Originally planned as a single country estate, this elegant enclave boasts some of the grandest estate homes in the city.
Morgan’s Historic District
The Morgan’s Historic District in Denver is an enclave of approximately 57 homes along the Southern border of the Denver Botanic Gardens. The neighborhood was developed in the 1920s and 1930s by some of Denver’s most prominent citizens. Many homes in the district are considered historically significant, but have been updated to meet the demands of modern living while meticulously preserving many unique characteristics of each home. In the 1870s, Samuel Morgan purchased about 20 acres from the Catholic Church near the area that is now the Denver Botanic Gardens which became part of the Morgan’s Historic District adjacent to the Cheesman Park neighborhood. The district runs along Ninth Avenue between Race and York Streets and includes some of Denver’s most stately homes designed by Denver’s leading architects.
Seventh Avenue Historic District
Denver’s Seventh Avenue Historic District is among the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods in the Mile High City. The district was home to the Summer White House during the Eisenhower administration and also home to the inventor of ice cream soda. Built primarily between the 1890s to the 1930s, the Seventh Avenue Historic District is the largest in Denver with its boundaries stretching from Logan Street to Colorado Avenue, and from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue. The 7th Avenue Parkway was created in 1912 and rose from the peak of the City Beautiful movement that included an entire system of city parks and parkways. As development continued, larger mansions were built on corners and facing the parkway while more modest homes, including duplexes and flats, were built to the North and South.