Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built Denver

August 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built Denver

" Denver was founded in 1858 as a mining town. Today, it stands as the 27th most populous city in the United States (according to the 2010 census). Throughout this beautiful city, there are many different landmarks that you may drive past every day, not realizing their impact on the history and culture of Denver. These five places have all helped to shape the city of Denver and their impact is still felt today.

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Colorado Governor’s Mansion 400 E 8th Ave Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-5344 colorado.gov

The Colorado Governor’s Mansion is one of the most historic residences in all of Colorado and it has been owned by some of the biggest names in Denver history. It was originally built in 1908 as a home for the daughter of Walter Scott Cheesman, of Cheesman Park. In 1923, it was purchased by Claude Boettcher (of Boettcher Concert Hall) and was in his possession until his passing in 1957. The Boettcher Foundation then offered to give the house to the state of Colorado as a residence and, after some renovations, it was accepted as the Governor’s Mansion in 1958. It is open daily for tours "

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