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Capitol Hill

Noteworthy Mention of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Capitol Hill Denver neighborhood is well known for its walkability, proximity to downtown and urban feel. This neighborhood’s boundaries are Broadway, Colfax, Downing, and 7th Ave.

History of Capitol Hill Neighborhood

It goes without saying that Colorado’s state capitol is located in Capitol Hill. Opened in 1894, this stunning building features neo-classical architecture and was constructed from Colorado white granite. The centerpiece of the capitol is its genuine gold dome, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. On the steps to the entrance is a plaque identifying the city’s elevation of 5,280 feet, a nod to Denver’s mile-high status above sea level. Inside the capitol, you’ll find an enormous amount of Colorado Rose Onyx (rose marble) as well as beautifully etched stained glass windows. This marvelous building is included in the National Register of Historic Places for good reason.

Architecture and Homes in Capitol Hill

When it comes to the architectural styles of Capitol Hill Denver, expect to find eclectic architecture including the famous Denver Foursquare. Many believe the Foursquare architecture of Denver first originated in Capitol Hill. Today, this well-established residential neighborhood southeast of downtown Denver is home to a variety of historic mansions, condos and apartment buildings. Some of the oldest single-family homes are found in Capitol Hill, which makes it a popular place to house hunt for “vintage” and many of the houses exude a charm that is self-evident and timeless. Capitol Hill Denver has many different types of residences, from the opulent mansions lining Seventh Avenue to the Denver Foursquare houses converted into multiple living spaces.

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is known for its nightlife, youthful atmosphere, and easy access to essentials like grocery stores, coffee shops, and more. Its proximity to the Denver business district makes it a great choice for people who want to be close to work. The bohemian lifestyle is alive and present in Capitol Hill; yet families also appreciate the location for its access to museums, theater and cultural destinations. The neighborhood is also the most densely populated in all of Colorado, making it very easy to bump into someone new and interesting.

Highlights include:

  • Molly Brown House | Explore Denver history and view classic Victorian architecture at this historic Denver site. Wonderful tours, teas, and special events can be enjoyed in this iconic landmark.
  • Governor’s Residence @ Boettcher Mansion | Initially built as a private residence in 1908, the house has been available for use by Colorado’s governors since 1960, serving both as a family home and site for official functions. Tours and special events are open to the public.
  • Stoney’s Bar & Grill | Locally owned and Colorado-themed, Stoney’s in downtown Denver features 150-year-old barn wood, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and even a ski gondola converted into a booth. Whether you are looking to watch a football game, soccer, basketball, X Games, or just to play a friendly game of cornhole, Stoney’s has you covered. Check out the live music, too.
  • Argonaut Liquor Store | Over the years, the Argonaut family has grown to over 100 employees. It’s the largest liquor store near the Capitol Hill Denver neighborhood and downtown. With over 40,000 square feet, Argonaut strives to be environmentally conscious and uses solar cells on its roof to supply approximately 17% of its power needs, and most cardboard is reused or recycled. Best of all, they have a tremendous selection of beer, wine, and liquor.
  • Jelly Cafe | If you’re looking for funky decor, a little bit of hip and great Eggs Benedict (and hash), look no further. Breakfast served all day so no need to rush!

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