Wander Back in Time at These Historic Homes in Denver

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An easy drive from Haven 124 at Eastlake Station are two historic homes, where if walls could talk, they would have plenty of stories to tell:

Four Mile House

The Four Mile House is the oldest standing structure in Denver.

Built in 1859 by the Branther brothers, it was the last stop coming to the city along the Cherokee Trail. For many travelers, it was a welcome sight as they could wash up and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

The brothers sold the home to a widow named Mary Cawker, who along with her two teenage children, operated the property as a stage stop for four years.

She then sold it to Levi and Millie Booth. Millie was one of the area’s first female entrepreneurs, and at one time, she had enough hives to produce four thousand pounds of honey every year.

Today the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can take a tour, watch historical demonstrations, and check out the animals that call the property home.

Byers-Evans House

Built in the Italianate-style in 1883, the Byers-Evans House is known as one of Denver’s most historic landmarks.

It was originally the home of William N. Byers who printed the city’s first newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in 1859.

In 1889, William G. Evans and his wife purchased the home where they lived with their young children. He was an important business and civic leader who helped develop the Moffat Tunnel. This helped solidify the city’s place as the region’s commercial hub.

Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the home where they’ll see the brightly patterned wallpaper, polished wood finishes, ornate mantles, and some of the furnishings that belonged to the Evans family.

These are just some of the historic sites that you can visit if you call our apartments in Northglenn, Colorado home. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our community where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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