Capitol Hill’s borders are Colfax to Seventh and Broadway to Downing.
It was Henry C. Brown who donated land to Colorado for a State Capitol. Henry owned substantial adjacent land and wanted to develop it. Brown built the Brown Palace Hotel. He had no relation to Margaret Tobin Brown (Molly, the unsinkable).
It was Brown who named Broadway, referencing the Broadway of New York City. Broadway Street was the original eastern border of Denver where the diagonal streets of Downtown Denver ended.
Pre-eminent among Capitol Hill’s numerous historical residences are the 1899 William Lang designed Molly Brown House and the 1906 Crawford hill mansion at Sherman and 10th. This French Renaissance Revival extravaganza became home to the “Sacred 36” an elite group of Denver Socialites. Today it’s executive offices.
Among Capitol Hill’s numerous Historical Multi-Unit Residences are the 1896 Spanish Colonial Revival Style Sterns Mansion at 1030 Logan, the 1891 Queen Ann Style Pennborough at 1265 Pennsylvania and the 1890 Richardson Romanesque Style Charline Place at 1419 – 1441 Pennsylvania.
Noted for it’s density and diversity, it’s bohemians, gays, punks, politicos, artists, urban homesteaders and professionals, Capitol Hill has a total current population of 15,000 with 11,700 housing units. Home ownership on the Hill is at 18%, while in Denver it’s over 52%. More than 50% of 25 and Over Hill Residents have College Degrees, compared to less than 40% for Denver.
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