Alamo Placita, About the Neighborhood
Alamo Placita home renovation is here! Follow the journey of this 1925 Brick bungalow located in the unofficial neighborhood Alamo Placita Historical District which is part of the larger “Official” neighborhood Speer. First, let me introduce you to the area, and fill you in on the neighborhood.
The neighborhood was former Denver Mayor Robert W. Speer’s first major real estate investment. Mr. Speer would later go on to be remembered for his financial success in real estate. Robert Speer served 2 terms, the first 1904-1912, he was reelected in 1916 and served 2 years before passing away during the Spanish influenza pandemic.
Chutes Park, formally know as Arlington Park, was a significant draw hosting amusement-park-type events that attracted as many as 12,000 people. The park was often advertised as “The Coney Island of the West” featuring over the top events such as “Professor Barnes” much-heralded event “Diving Elks.” For amusement, elk would be herded up a ramp to a 60′ platform and dive into a tank of water.
The Alamo Placita neighborhood offers both a residential and urban atmosphere, developed around the beloved Alamo Placita Park. The neighborhood’s central location provides residents easy access to Denver’s best features, such as Washington Park, Downtown Denver, Cherry Creek, Denver Country Club, and Cheesman Park.
The neighborhood received historical designation from the Landmark Preservation Commission on June 12, 2000. The designation recognizes the historical charm and cultural importance of the neighborhood. The Landmark Preservation Commission oversees historical designations and functions to preserve, enhance and perpetuate the structures within the district.
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