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I was a CABI/building inspector for many years and there were often pangs of sadness knowing a building would be demolished. Glad for this obituary which preserves the history. Always enjoyed learning the history.

Oh, I can imagine those pangs of sadness! Thank you for reading and sharing, James!

Thank you for telling this lyrical story, entirely reflective of one of Denver’s most interesting neighborhoods. Is this how a city looses her soul? One stupid demolition at a time? The Plague has many tentacles.

For a period of my life, I lived in a fabulous Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1886 on Federal Boulevard between 28th and 29th Avenues. My neighboring couple houses to the north were of the same era. Those neighboring homes are gone now and a very large building has taken their place. Part of Denver's charm and beauty is older homes such as these. The rapidity with which they are being erased devastates my heart. I'm glad I no longer live in the Queen Anne Victorian because there is now no light from the north windows, no privacy in the yard, and a complete change in the block. And it's all driven by greed. Every old home should have such a fine obituary. Thank you!

For a period of my life, I lived in a fabulous Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1886 on Federal Boulevard between 28th and 29th Avenues. My neighboring couple houses to the north were of the same era. Those neighboring homes are gone now and a very large building has taken their place. Part of Denver's charm and beauty is older homes such as these. The rapidity with which they are being erased devastates my heart. I'm glad I no longer live in the Queen Anne Victorian because there is now no light from the north windows, no privacy in the yard, and a complete change in the block. And it's all driven by greed. Every old home should have such a fine obituary. Thank you!

What a sweet tribute to a gracious old woman. May her memory bring smiles to those who loved her.

There's a lot of information missing from 1938 to April 2020. Why was the house demolished? Condemned or gentrification? Sad that the city doesn't make more areas Historical areas so that homes like this can be renovated instead od destroyed. I would bet this house has better bones condemned than most new homes.

Hi Chris,

True, not much information presented for 1938 to 2020 (had to keep the length of the article on the brief side).

Up until March 2020, 1720 Julian (along with 1712, 1716, 1726, 1730, 1734, and 1738 Julian) were active rental properties owned by the same company. All of these were demolished in June. There were plans in the works for a multi-unit rental development, but I'm unsure of the status of this project. I'll update here when I found out more information.

Thanks so much reading and commenting, Chris!

I had a home at 36th and Julian that looked similar and was built in 1891.

Ah, good to know, Roberta! Thanks for reading!

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