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Washington Park Architecture

West: Alameda to Louisiana, Lincoln to Downing
East: Alameda to Louisiana, Marion to University


2323 East Dakota Avenue

The first International Style house built in Denver in 1935 was designed by architect Casper Hegner for his family and is found in East Washington Park.

Washington Park

Built in 1899, the 162-acre Washington Park, with Smith and Grasmere lakes each ending the long grassy meadow, is a local recreational haven. The three-story red brick 1926 South High School, complete with griffins perched on its roof, overlooks Washington Park from the southeast corner. From I-25 to Cherry Creek and from University Boulevard to Downing Street, the neighborhood is rich with entertainment, like the cluster of small shops and restaurants on South Gaylord and South Pearl Streets.



The 1913 boathouse on the south shore of Smith Lake has a two-story lakefront façade and an open pavilion over enclosed boat storage. In winter, it served as a warming house for ince skaters. The structure is a mix of Prairie-style, Italianate, and Arts and Crafts elements outlined with electric lights to create a dreamy nocturnal reflection. It was designed by J. J. B. Benedict and restored in 1987 by Anthony Pellecchia Associates.

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