After more than 35 years Historic Denver is retiring the beloved house tour and will instead be promoting the many great tours presented throughout the year. We will still continue to provide you with the opportunity to get inside the places you've always wanted to see through our One Past 5 Happy Hour series and through specials events and tours.
Saturday, June 1
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get excited for this brand-new Historic Denver sponsored tour of six residences in the Baker Historic Distrcit!
The Baker Historic Neighborhood (BHNA) welcomes you to experience the elegant charm of the late 1800s - early 1900s. On June 1, 2013, the BHNA opens the doors to some of our treasured homes from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You’ll visit century-old homes whose character and architectural detail remain very much alive. For more information visit http://www.bakerhometour.com/.
In the 1800's this part of Denver was known as "South Side," and sometimes "South Broadway," the name 'Baker" was not applied to the neighborhood until the 1970s. Take from Baker Junior High School, it was adopted by Denver planners to describe the area bounded by West 6th Avenue, West Mississippi Avenue, Broadway, and the South Platte River. Baker's greatest period of construction was 1888 to 1893, the end of the Victorian era when Queen Anne architecture was at its height of popularity in Denver. The district is a showcase of middle-class Queen Anne homes, with a sprinkling of other styles found in residences, churches, stores, and schools.
Tickets for adult residents of the Baker Historic District are $10.00 per person; for non-residents $15.00 per person.
Sunday, September 22
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our first ever mid-century modern home tour was a great success. Over 1,000 attendees toured six unique homes and one church, the Epiphany Episcopal Church, in Denver’s mid-century modern mecca neighborhood - Hilltop. Many tour-goers commented that the tour was their first exploration of mid-century styles and that they were amazed by the creativity and inviting design of these homes.