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Bounded by York Street, Downing Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and 23rd Avenue

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  This and other neighborhood stories are on my blog at www.patriciadubrava.com When we moved here in 1984, that period’s recession had...

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A Tribute: Evelyn Blair Windom, 1913 - 2008

 

This and other neighborhood stories are on my blog at www.patriciadubrava.com

When we moved here in 1984, that period’s recession had dealt the neighborhood a gut punch. Houses were boarded up every other block and the house we bought had been one of them. We got it for a song. The area was shabby and predominantly black. Graffiti and shattered liquor bottles littered the alley. We loved our brick Queen Anne cottage, but weren’t sure buying it had been a brilliant idea. We were the only white people on the block and pretty uncomfortable.

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1739 East 29th Avenue

Schulz-Neef house in Whittier neighborhood. Former home to Max Neef and family for three generations. Max and his brother, Fredrick, were founders and owners of Neef Brothers Brewery, one of the largest breweries in Colorado in its day. Also former home of Reynelda Mews, first African American news anchor and first woman news anchor in the state. Her husband, Daniel Mews, was City attorney for City and County of Denver for many years. In addition, the Nonakas, a Japanese refugee family from Camp Amache owned the home for two generations after WWII.

2332-2336 Race Street

 

2332-2336 Race Street

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Built: 1889 for a cost of $20,000

Architects/Builders: Robert G. Balcomb and Eugene R. Rice/Gorham and Hall

Timpte House-2732 Williams Street

 

Timpte House-2732 Williams Street

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Built: 1896

Architect: Unknown

 

1739 East 29th Avenue

Schulz-Neef house in Whittier neighborhood. Former home to Max Neef and family for three generations. Max and his brother, Fredrick, were founders and owners of Neef Brothers Brewery, one of the largest breweries in Colorado in its day. Also former home of Reynelda Mews, first African American news anchor and first woman news anchor in the state. Her husband, Daniel Mews, was City attorney for City and County of Denver for many years. In addition, the Nonakas, a Japanese refugee family from Camp Amache owned the home for two generations after WWII.

2332-2336 Race Street

 

2332-2336 Race Street

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Built: 1889 for a cost of $20,000

Architects/Builders: Robert G. Balcomb and Eugene R. Rice/Gorham and Hall

Timpte House-2732 Williams Street

 

Timpte House-2732 Williams Street

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Built: 1896

Architect: Unknown

 

A Tribute: Evelyn Blair Windom, 1913 - 2008

 

This and other neighborhood stories are on my blog at www.patriciadubrava.com

When we moved here in 1984, that period’s recession had dealt the neighborhood a gut punch. Houses were boarded up every other block and the house we bought had been one of them. We got it for a song. The area was shabby and predominantly black. Graffiti and shattered liquor bottles littered the alley. We loved our brick Queen Anne cottage, but weren’t sure buying it had been a brilliant idea. We were the only white people on the block and pretty uncomfortable.

   Read more »

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