From Broadway to York Street, 6th Avenue to Colfax, this is the neighborhood of Capitol Hill. The majestic State Capitol building is located on the far Northwest corner of the neighborhood on land donated by Henry C. Brown, also famous for having the Brown Palace Hotel built. Henry owned substantial land adjacent to the Capitol and liked the idea of being able to develop it. And as Denverites & visitors will agree, the Capitol’s gold dome beams a welcome to all from this area of Denver. The neighborhood is known as synergetic and is alive with business, as residents of grande dame mansions and high rise buildings coupled with the workings of government, a sense of history and entrepreneurial spirit combine to create one of Denver’s most loved and liveliest urban neighborhoods.
Pre-eminent among Capitol Hill’s numerous historical residences are the 1899 William Lang home designed for Molly Brown (as in ‘the Unsinkable’) at 1340 Pennsylvania, and a 1906 French Renaissance Revival Crawford Hill mansion at Sherman and 10th that became home to the “Sacred 36” an elite group of Denver Socialites. Capitol Hill’s numerous historical multi-unit sesidences are the 1896 Spanish Colonial Revival style Sterns Mansion at 1030 Logan, the 1891 Queen Ann Style Pennborough at 1265 Pennsylvania, and the 1890 Richardson Romanesque style Charline Place at 1419 – 1441 Pennsylvania.
While turn of the century mansions and multi unit buildings abound in Capitol Hill, numerous Victorian homes, post war & mid century modern apartment buildings & newly constructed mix-use buildings offer a vibrant residential mix to the area in respect to architectural style, living experience and amenities.