Mansions of the Quality Hill Neighborhood

September 29, 2020

Doors Open Denver: Mansions of the Quality Hill Neighborhood

Tour guide: Amy Zimmer, author and architectural historian

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.

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