Highland Park / Scottish Village Historic District

W 32nd Ave & Clay St, Denver 80211

The area known today as Scottish Village is significant as the last remaining fragment of Highland Park, a large Denver suburb planned and developed in 1874 by General William Jackson Palmer and Dr. William A. Bell, two of the most influential men in the early development and settlement of Colorado. Highland Park is one of only three known examples of 19th century picturesque community planning in the Front Range (the other two are Corona Park in South Pueblo and Colorado Springs' Fifth Addition), all of them associated with Palmer and Bell. Only Denver's Highland Park seems to be modeled after the last word in romantic suburbs, Chicago's Riverside. Although their attempt at creating a sylvan park-like suburb failed, Highland Park remains a compact area reflecting 100 years of lower cost housing. Building type include simple houses and cottages, duplexes and triplexes, multifamily housing, and commercial structure.

	 Street view of the Scottish Village Historic District located within the Highland Park neighborhood