There is no question that the neighborhood of Park Hill is a wonderful place to live! We can all agree that we love this neighborhood. However, the Stop Historic Park Hill group believes that the contributing factors of the historical and architectural significance of the neighborhood are not only being overstated to garner landmark designation, but that the landmark designation process is being abused as a tool to achieve something it was not created or intended for.  Here are some basic facts about the proposed landmark historic district for you to consider:

  • There are 32 continuous residential blocks within the proposed proposed landmark district.
  • There approximately 1,182 structures within the proposed landmark district:
    • 700 homes
    • 58 buildings
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  • Of the approximately 700 homes, there are more than 14 different architectural styles:
    • Bungalow
    • Traditional
    • Craftsman
    • Tudor revival (many variations and sizes)
    • Mixed style combining elements of Foursquare and Bungalow
    • Mixed style combining elements of Tudor and Bungalow
    • Mission Revival
    • Spanish revival
    • Mediterranean
    • Classic cottage
    • Edwardian
    • English Revival Cottage
    • Mid-Century Modern
    • Mid-Century Modern Craftsman
    • Colonial Revival
  • Of the approximately 700 homes, 635 homes cannot be attributed to the name of an architect.
  • By 1917, more than 72 streetcar lines connected over 47 neighborhoods within the city of Denver. By Denver’s “Tramway Era” peak in 1926, lines to Arvada and Golden were added. Virtually every neighborhood can be claimed as a steetcar neighborhood, making Park Hill’s “Streetcar Suburb” title less unique than preservationists would want you to believe!
  • Park Hill would be one of the largest single Landmark Historic Districts in the city.