Curtis Park, “Denver’s first streetcar suburb.”
Curtis Park was once marked remote and un-valuable. However, it was along the horse drawn rail line utilized to transport revelers out to Billy Wise’s National Park. A resort at the end of the line where, east of the city limits “suppers for Private Parties” and the “purest liquors” awaited.
Much has changed in this not-so-little off the beaten pass neighborhood, which has ridden its various peaks and valleys through the ages. One of the most historical moments came in or around 1893 with the crash of the silver market and the boom to follow with just a population of 4,759 in 1870 to 106,713 in 1890. Wow, Denver was the fastest growing city in the nation during this period.
By the 1940’s, as the older population began to leave the neighborhood, Mexican Americans started to move in, originally to rent and eventually to buy up homes in the area. As the outbreak of world war 2, large numbers of Japanese also came to call Curtis Park area home.
Despite the growth and stability brought forth to the area by both Mexican American and Japanese American residents by the late 1960 and into the 1970’s Curtis Park was clearly in decline. Old torn down houses, now sit vacant lots. Despair of residents doing whatever they could to amass just enough money to move away from this distressed area and put behind them the stigma of living in a run-down, inner-city.
Fast forward to 1975, where the city received its district designation on the national register of Historic Places. The area had not lost its charm to attract a new wave of residents who treasured the homes of yesteryear preserved and saved some of the historic homes for sale in Curtis Park.
Curtis park today is once again making its mark on the Denver landscape as diverse are the housing options are its residents. Who continue to thrive with the ebbs and flows of the overall economy and political landscape. You’ll find newer townhouses for sale in Curtis Park. If you love sports you may want to find a Denver condo for sale near the Ballpark.
Today with the area expanding in growth and population. Houses for sale in Curtis Park have held their own all while being part of the ever changing Denver “Five Points” neighborhood.
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