Homes for Sale in Baker
Baker is generally defined by these boundaries: on the north by West 6th Avenue, on the east by Broadway Street, on the south by West Mississippi Avenue, and on the west by the South Platte River. A historic district of approximately 30 blocks lies in the northeast corner of the neighborhood with irregular borders. The historic district designation was granted in 2000 as Baker Historic District as part of the Historic Preservation effort of the City of Denver. The same area designated as a local historic district had been entered into the National Register of Historic Places as South Side-Baker Historic District in 1985.
The neighborhood includes hundreds of 19th century brick houses and 39 buildings by locally famous architect William Lang. More than 80 percent of the neighborhood was developed by 1900. In the 1970s the City of Denver named the neighborhood after Baker Junior High School (now Denver Center for International Studies) which had been named for turn of the 20th century University of Colorado president James Hutchins Baker, who never lived in the neighborhood.
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