Baker Neighborhood History

Nestled in the inner southwest corner of Denver proper is the highly esteemed Baker Neighborhood. Structures such as schools and churches were built in the Queen Anne style and were prime examples of Victorian architecture. With its boundaries of West 6th Avenue on the north, West Mississippi Avenue on the south, the South Platte River on the west, and Broadway Street on the east, Baker has retained a rich history, not only in name, but in its remaining historic buildings and homes.

In 1985, the Baker Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Previously known as “South Side” or “South Broadway,” the neighborhood received its name in the 1970s and was named after a junior high school. Often confused with its adjoining South Broadway area, Baker has become one of the most desirable areas for families and young professionals to reside in Denver.