Did you know?

The Keating Mansion, now home to the Capitol Hill B&B, was cconstructed for Jeffrey and Mary Keating and completed in 1891.  Keating was a powerful businessman with ventures in real estate, insurance, and the McPhee and McGinnity Lumber Company.

Happy Hour on the Hill

Thursday, August 21
5:01 to 8:00 p.m.

Historic Denver, Inc. and the Molly Brown House Museum invite you to Happy Hour on the Hill on Thursday, August 21. This "progressive" party will begin at the Patterson Inn at E. 11th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street, continue on to the Capitol Hill Mansion at 1207 Pennsylvania Street, and end at the Molly Brown House Museum at 1340 Pennsylvania Street!

This is a joint event from Historic Denver's One Past 5 and the Molly Brown House Museum's Thirsty Thursday event. Thirsty Thursday is billed as "an entertaining and exploratory experience for history nerds and fashionistas alike." While, One Past 5 events grant guests access into historic spaces that most have never had the opportunity to explore! Together we will bring you preservation success stories and scandalous tales!

Happy Hour on the Hill will feature hors d’oeuvres, historic Tivoli beer, and cocktails from Frolic & Vamp Celebrations and Black Canyon Distillery. Get your tickets HERE!

Special Thanks to:



One Past 5 - The University Club of Denver


Wednesday, March 19
5:01 to 7:00 pm
University Club of Denver
1673 Sherman Street

$20 for Historic Denver members/supporters
$25 for all others

Click HERE to purchase tickets!



One Past 5 - The McNichols Building

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
5:01 to 7:00 p.m.
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W. Colfax Ave.
$30 for all attendees

This One Past 5 featured historic Tivoli and Sigi's Buck Beer and hors d'oeuvres, wine, and cocktails catered by Brian Laird's new restaurant, Sarto's! Attendees took a special tour of the building and its renovations with either the general contractor, Robert Sarlo of Interlock Construction Corp., or the architect, Dennis Humphries of Humphries Poli Architects!.

Event Sponsors: 


One Past 5 - The Great Debate

Wednesday, October 3
5:01 to 7:00 p.m.
Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion
$20 for member, $25 for non-members

Join Historic Denver, Inc. in a pre-debate happy hour! Enjoy bi-partisan libations and hors d’oeuvres in the hallowed halls of this storied mansion - and catch the live run-up to the first presidential debate under a chandelier that once hung in the White House!

The University of Denver is hosting the first of the three 2012 presidential debates on Wednesday, October 3 in Magness Arena. The debate broadcast is estimated to start at 7:00 p.m.  Remember to wear red, white and blue.
NEW - Join us to watch the debate at the official After Party in the pool room at Govnr's Park Tavern!  We will have drink specials and plenty of televisions!

This event is limited to 150 attendees.  Click HERE to purchase your tickets!

One Past 5 - D&F Tower

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The One Past 5 at the Daniels and Fisher Tower was a great success where attendees enjoyed mixing and mingling while taking in the spectacular views from one of Denver’s most important historic landmarks. Built in 1911, the Daniels & Fisher Tower has survived for more than 100 years thanks to the passion and persistence of its caretakers and the community at large.

Thanks again to our generous event sponsors- Holly Kylberg of Clock Tower Events for hosting and Ambria for providing food and the great after-party location. Additional thanks to Strange Brewing Company, Argonaut, Colorado Athletic Club, Cascadian Farm, Oogave, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts, Al’s Barber Shop, and Justin’s Nut Butter.



December 8, 2011 One Past Five - Equitable Building

Attendees spent the evening wandering the lobby of this Italian Renaissance Revival masterpiece, drink in hand. Guests mingled with friends new and old while marveling at the ornate interior of a building that was the finest office building in the city at its time.  While not touring the amazing interior of this 119-year-old building, guests toured the Broker Restaurant, housed in the 1903 Denver National Bank Building’s vaults.

A very special thank you to event sponsors:
Rock Bottom Brewery
Appaloosa Grill
The Broker Restaurant
Sopra Communities



August 18, 2011 One Past Five - Saddlery

Attendees to this One Past 5 were the first to party in this recently renovated, 102-year old historic building!  Guests enjoyed drinks and food while dancing to the bluegrass tunes of "The Hayward Strangers."  Also included were tours of the building, included the brand-new 6th floor penthouse addition.

A very special thank you to our event sponsors:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Wines off Wynkoop
The Hayward Strangers
Wazee Supper Club
Ghost Plate and Tap
The Grizzly Rose
Sudio K2 Architecture
Jenny Thompson Graphic Design




Our February 24, 2011 One Past Five - Engine House was smoking hot!

The sustainably renovated and restored firehouse, now home to SLATERPAULL Architects, was the most recent historic hot spot for our popular young professional happy hour series.  Sustainability tours showed off the building's many original features including the locker room and hose-drying tower.  Historic Denver, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and LoDo District, Inc. wish to thank our hosts, SLATERPAULL Architects and SLATERPAULL's Melanie Short, AIA, for allowing us to see their work and for two incredible sustainability tours of the space.

A very special thank you to our event sponsors...
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Sip Fine Wine and Spirits
The Celtic Tavern
Fleur Decor
Jennifer Thompson Graphic Design

...for providing the wonderful food, refreshments and OP5 flair!

And thanks to our guests for coming out to support preservation efforts in this amazing place we call home



October 11, 2010 - One Past 5 - Olinger Mortuary
The Scarlet Salon, which occupies the original chapel of the century-old Olinger Mortuary at 1575 Boulder Street in the hot LoHi neighborhood in Denver, set the spooky stage for a One Past 5 happy hour of historic gothicness!

The Olinger Mortuary was once the temporary resting place for generations of Denverites as they passed from this world to the next. Set on the slope of a hill looking down over Denver, the Olinger Building, at the corner of 16th & Boulder, and later the iconic Olinger sign, once defined the Highlands Neighborhood. When founded, Highlands was actually its own city, built up and away from the dirt and debauchery of downtown. In 2007 a full resurrection of the property was completed when local developers transformed the former mortuary into a hotbed of resturant and business activity. 

Thanks to the wonderful people at Scarlet Salon and all who joined us for this marvelously macabre One Past 5!

Learn more about the "resurrection" of the Mortuary...

Historic Denver: Olinger Building from Havey Productions on Vimeo.



About One Past 5

One Past Five - October 2010 Event from chuck Smith on Vimeo

The inspiration for the Historic Denver, Inc. and National Trust for Historic Preservation's One Past 5 preservation happy hours was to allow our guests access into historic spaces that most have never had the opportunity to explore; in the process educating a new audience about the historic preservation efforts that help define Denver as a city that respects its past as it moves toward the future.

First time One Past 5 attendees receive a free annual membership and the opportunity to get more involved in saving the places that matter to Denver. Scroll down (or visit Historic Denver's facebook page) to see photos from our 2009 and 2010 OP5 events.

For more information, contact Heather Quiroga at hquiroga@historicdenver.org.


Past Events

One Past 5 - The Malo Mansion, March 25, 2010

The circa 1920 Malo Mansion at 500 East 8th Avenue is a historic landmark whose colorful list of previous owners have included milling magnate Oscar Malo, the Catholic archdiocese, real estate investor Trenton Parker and millionaire heiress Swanee Hunt. Current occupants, the architects of Buchanan Yonushewski Group, and your hosts, Historic Denver, Inc. and National Trust for Historic Preservation, openend those storied doors for a 20s jazz-themed gathering in tribute to the era in which the mansion was built.

Thanks, especially, to our sponsors: Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, Republic National Distributing Company Liquor, Nordstrom, Scarlet Salon, the National Trust’s Historic Hotels of America and music sponsor KUVO Jazz 89.3 and the Wendy Fopeano/Marc Sabatella Duo.

One Past 5 - The Denver Press Club, November 5, 2009

The Denver Press Club (1330 Glenarm)- place of history and mystery - was the scene of Historic Denver & the National Trust for Historic Preservation's latest One Past 5 happy hour. The city's most colorful characters have sipped & noshed & networked at this elusive place for nearly a century, and on November 5th, Denver's young preservationists joined them in swanky droves. 

Many thanks to all who made the evening a success - all who attended, our OP5 Committee and our incredible sponsors:  The Denver Press Club, Solera, Nordstrom, Sean Tolliver, Al's Barber Shop, Jerri's Tobacco Shop & Fine Wines and Svdeka Vodka/Republic National Distributing Company.







The Spring Polo Party at the Phipps Mansion
- April 30, 2009

One Past 5 - The D & F Clock Tower
- Behind the Clock Faces - February 3, 2009