DOD Archival Tour: Mansions of the Quality Hill Neighborhood

August 30 through October 17, 2021

Doors Open Denver Archival Tour: Mansions of the Quality Hill Neighborhood

Tour guide: Amy Zimmer, Architectural Historian and Author

About the tour: After the turn of the twentieth century, many fine mansions were built in in the area of Capitol Hill known as Quality Hill, roughly 6th Avenue to 11th Avenue and Lincoln to Downing. The mostly Neoclassical and Mediterranean Revival architectural styles differed markedly from the Queen Anne and Romanesque Style mansions of northern Capitol Hill. Today, the area’s architectural treasures are included within the bounds of three designated Historic Districts – Quality Hill, Pennsylvania Street and Seventh Avenue.

About the tour guide: Amy Zimmer is a historian and writer specializing in Denver’s historic architecture. A Colorado native, she holds a Master’s Degree in U.S. History with a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Colorado at Denver. Amy is the author of Denver’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood as well as local bestsellers Lost Denver and Denver’s Historic Homes. She has been involved in many local preservation efforts and served on the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission from 2012 to 2019.

Video run time: 27 minutes

VERY IMPORTANT, READ IN FULL: This is an archived virtual tour, this is not a live virtual tour. Upon registering for this tour, the video will be available through the online event page on Eventbrite.

You will have access to the online event page to view the archival tour between the time of registration and Sunday, October 17.

You can access the online event page from:

  • The confirmation email you receive after registering. Click on “View the event.”
  • The event listing on Eventbrite (after registering). Click on “Access the event.”

NOTE: You must be logged in with the Eventbrite account you used to register to view the online event page and video.