Recap: The Bosler House, A Gem in Denver’s Highlands
On Monday, March 4, 2019, we had a special tour of the Bosler House, one of the oldest homes in Denver! Constructed in 1875, the house was initially owned by Ambrose Bosler who was a North Denver pioneer active in the Union Ice Company. During this special tour led by the current owners of the Bosler House, Jan and Steve Davis, we learned all about the storied past of this designated Denver Landmark.
About the tour:
Jan and Steve Davis welcomed us into their home and begin with an informative slideshow depicting the condition of the house when they purchased it and offered details about the reconstruction of the home and the concerted effort to restore the Bosler House to its original grandeur. After the slideshow, tour-goers walked through various parts of the home – the main and second floors, the basement (where the original stone foundations and some original framing remain in place) and the tower!
About the site:
The Bosler House was constructed in 1875 in a classic Italianate style by the architect John G. Weller. This home has witnessed the changing story of Denver – each of its owners has had a significant impact on the building. In 1892, the house was sold to William H. Yankee who undertook extensive landscaping. Several years later, in 1915, Dr. John Tilden purchased the building and surrounding land for the Tilden School of Teaching and Health, which operated until 1931. Following the closure of the school, the house was again sold to a private owner. In 1984, the building was designated as a Denver Landmark. The house is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Image courtesy of Jan Davis.