The Potter-Highlands Historic District
By Diane Wilk, Photography by Cynthia S. Herrick
Take a walk back through history in one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods.
Marcus "Brick Pomeroy, supposedly named for his red hair (though photos show him as bald) was Potter-Highlands' most notorious citizen. Officially a newspaper editor, he made his money through his charismatic personality and various investment schemes. Brick was a promoter of more than twenty-five companies with mining interests, most of which eventually went bankrupt, and none of which ever paid the investors any dividends. The quoining and trim on Pomeroy's Folly at 2949 West 37th Avenue are said to have been made of silver-bearing stone.