Humboldt Street Historic District

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Humboldt Street Historic District
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Sign marking historic district
Humboldt Street Historic District is located in Colorado
Humboldt Street Historic District
Humboldt Street Historic District is located in the US
Humboldt Street Historic District
Location Humboldt St. between E. 10th and E. 12th Sts., Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′1″N 104°58′7″W / 39.73361°N 104.96861°W / 39.73361; -104.96861Coordinates: 39°44′1″N 104°58′7″W / 39.73361°N 104.96861°W / 39.73361; -104.96861
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP Reference # 78000848[1]
CSRHP # 5DV.166
Added to NRHP December 29, 1978

Humboldt Street Historic District, or Humboldt Island, as it is affectionately referred to by those who reside there, sites as the western end of Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado. It was the first residential district to be designated a historic district by the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, and is a National Register district.

The original charm and character of this residential neighborhood are well preserved. The several architectural styles found in the area reflect turn-of-the-century trends, when solidarity and simplicity began to take precedence over the exuberance of the Victorian era.

The 26 homes in the district represent some of the finest work and craftsmanship, both interior and exterior, being done in Denver just before and after 1900. They were designed by Denver Architects - the same men who were responsible for many other fine landmarks throughout the city. The homes of Humboldt Island have been occupied by leaders in the fields of law, government, and industry since their construction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.