The oldest structures in Uptown represent Denver's
boom period of 1880 to 1893. Architect Frank E Edbrooke
moved from Chicago to design the Tabor Grande Opera
House for silver baron Horace Tabor, and remained
to design what were to become landmarks: the Brown
Palace Hotel, Oxford Hotel, and others. Edbrooke also
designed his own home at 925, the Cranmer House at
931 and the Merrit House at 941 East Seventeenth Avenue.
William Lang, known as Denver's most eclectic architect,
and his partner Marshall Pugh designed many homes
in the neighborhood, among them the elegant Bailey
Mansion at 1600 Ogden Street. They also designed the
Raymond House, recently renovated as the Castle Marne
Many of the finest remaining examples of structures
by other famous architects: Roeschlaub, Kidder, Huddart,
the Baerrensen brothers, Murdock and Stuckart, Varian
and Sterner, Balcom and Rice, are located in Uptown.
Architectural styles include Queen
Renaissance, Richardsonian, "Denver Eclectic,"
After the disastrous silver crash, the lavish and
ornate architecture gave way to more restrained, conservative
construction and the "boxier," neoclassical
style became popular. The most common example of this
is the "Denver
Square." Uptown offers many examples from
this period as well.