Curtis Park: Denver's Oldest Neighborhood
By William Allen West, Photography by Carole D. Cardon
Enjoy a walk through history in Denver's oldest neighborhood!
The magnificent Isaac Gotthelf Mansion at 2601 Champa Street was originally built for James F. Mathews, an ore and bullion broker. He and his wife were socially prominent members of early Denver Society. In 1890, Isaac Gotthelf bought the house for $25,000, at the time a very considerable sum. Having immigrated from Germany with only $5 in his pocket, Gotthelf made his fortune as a merchant at Saguache, in the upper San Luis Valley, though he had cattle and banking interests as well. He was twice elected to Colorado's House of Representatives.
The Bargain Basement Sale price of the Historic Denver Guidebooks is over! Books are now back to their original prices seen here.