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Park Hill Neighborhood

In 1887 Baron Allois Gullaume Engine von Winckler designed the original Park Hill development on 32 acres of land he owned in northeast Denver. As the neighborhood grew, settlers from many nations, including England, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy moved into the neighborhood, as did African Americans. Both South and North Park Hill today remain diverse communities, representing many ethnic backgrounds.

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Greater Park Hill is comprised of three smaller neighborhoods, known as Northeast Park Hill, North Park Hill, and South Park Hill. Greater Park...
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Stapleton International Airport was located next to the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado
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 Greater Park Hill Community (GPHC) was founded in response to the paranoia which swept Park Hill during the late 1950s, when the real estate...

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Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Description: Formerly F3746.; Title and "Montview Blvd. and Dahlia St." handwritten on back of print.; R7100256903
Subject: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church (Denver, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Presbyterian churches--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
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Montview Blvd Presbyt. Ch. Mt. View Blvd. & Dahlia

Montview Blvd Presbyt. Ch. Mt. View Blvd. & Dahlia
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Montview Blvd Presbyt. Ch. Mt. View Blvd. & Dahlia
Description: Formerly F885.; Title handwritten on back of print.; R7100256898
Subject: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church (Denver, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Denver (Colo.)--1920-1930.; South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Presbyterian churches--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.
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Congregational Church Colorado Boulevard at 35th Street

Congregational Church Colorado Boulevard at 35th Street
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Congregational Church Colorado Boulevard at 35th Street
Description: Title penciled on back of photoprint, with: "Became Church of the Vine."; R7100254692
Subject: Second Congregational Church (Denver, Colo.)--1900-1930.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1930.; Northeast Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1900-1930.; Congregational churches--Colorado--Denver--1900-1930.
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Dahlia Branch, Denver Public Library

Dahlia Branch, Denver Public Library
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Dahlia Branch, Denver Public Library
Creator: Rule, Lloyd.
Description: Title supplied.; R7110101061
Subject: Denver Public Library. Dahlia Branch--1960-1970.; Denver (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Northeast Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1960-1970.; African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Cheerleading--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Libraries--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; People--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.
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Park Hill Library

Park Hill Library
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Park Hill Library
Description: Formerly F45241.; Title from embossed label adhered to photoprint.; R7100281160
Subject: Denver Public Library. Park Hill Branch--1960-1970.; Denver (Colo.)--1960-1970.; South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1960-1970.; Libraries--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.
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Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Description: Formerly F3746.; Title and "Montview Blvd. and Dahlia St." handwritten on back of print.; R7100256903
Subject: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church (Denver, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Presbyterian churches--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
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Montview Blvd Presbyt. Ch. Mt. View Blvd. & Dahlia

Montview Blvd Presbyt. Ch. Mt. View Blvd. & Dahlia
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Montview Blvd Presbyt. Ch. Mt. View Blvd. & Dahlia
Description: Formerly F885.; Title handwritten on back of print.; R7100256898
Subject: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church (Denver, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Denver (Colo.)--1920-1930.; South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Presbyterian churches--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.
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Congregational Church Colorado Boulevard at 35th Street

Congregational Church Colorado Boulevard at 35th Street
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Congregational Church Colorado Boulevard at 35th Street
Description: Title penciled on back of photoprint, with: "Became Church of the Vine."; R7100254692
Subject: Second Congregational Church (Denver, Colo.)--1900-1930.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1930.; Northeast Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1900-1930.; Congregational churches--Colorado--Denver--1900-1930.
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Dahlia Branch, Denver Public Library

Dahlia Branch, Denver Public Library
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Dahlia Branch, Denver Public Library
Creator: Rule, Lloyd.
Description: Title supplied.; R7110101061
Subject: Denver Public Library. Dahlia Branch--1960-1970.; Denver (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Northeast Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1960-1970.; African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Cheerleading--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Libraries--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; People--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.
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Park Hill Library

Park Hill Library
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Park Hill Library
Description: Formerly F45241.; Title from embossed label adhered to photoprint.; R7100281160
Subject: Denver Public Library. Park Hill Branch--1960-1970.; Denver (Colo.)--1960-1970.; South Park Hill (Denver, Colo.)--1960-1970.; Libraries--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.
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Schools in Park Hill

Park Hill Elementary

Park Hillers quickly outgrew the two-room frame Park School built at the northwest corner of 18th and Forest in 1894. The 1901 replacement, a much more elegant and substantial structure, was renamed Park Hill School in 1904. It served eighty-six children with three vigilant teachers and included outdoor privies and a hitching post for horses.  Read more »

Denver Children's Home

 

Margaret Evans, wife of Territorial Governor John Evans, realized that Colorado had thousands of poorly housed or homeless children. In 1876, she, Elizabeth Byers, Elizabeth Iliff Warren, and other women formed the Denver Orphan’s Home (renamed the Denver Children’s Home in 1962) to, as the first annual report stated, “Take little children by the hand and safely guide to honorable manhood and womanhood the little feet which

might else go far astray and help to swell the annals of crime and wretchedness and degradation.”  Read more »

Stella Moore Smith Murder House

 

Enlarging a basic Foursquare plan, this house has an expansive full-length front porch with distinctive Craftsman brackets, was designed by William A. Fisher. Terra-cotta diamonds in the brick porch posts and recessed panels in the secondstory facade are among the few ornaments in this buff brick residence.  Read more »

Churches in Park Hill

 

St. Thomas Episcopal  Read more »

Park Hill Branch Library

 

This stylish branch of the Denver Public Library matches Montview Boulevard’s distinguished residential designs. A one-story Carnegie Foundation–funded library with a basement auditorium, it wears an entry cartouche with the lamp of learning commemorating Andrew Carnegie’s slogan, “Let There Be Light.”  Read more »

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