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Located just a block from one of the most popular parks in the city of Denver. Designed by the German landscape architect Reinhard Schuetze between 1899 and 1908, the design includes Smith and Grasmere lakes and the Lily Pond. Washington Park developed as a neighborhood around 1886 due to urban sprawl in Denver. Yes, Wash Park is officially the "BURBS", the first suburb of Denver. Most of the houses were built between 1900 and 1940. Eugene Field, a reporter for the Denver Tribune and author of children's poems lived in a small cottage on West Colfax that excaped demolition of Titanic proportions by none other than Molly Brown who moved the cottage to the upper East side of Wash Park. It became the Eugene Field Branch of the Denver Public Library and is located near the Wynken, Blynken and Nod statue memorializing Field and his poem of the same name. In the early 1900's Judge Jessie Northcutt retired and relocated from his southern Colorado home to the West end of Washington Park into a brick home on Downing Street. Who knew that Wash Park is ideal for empty nester retirees? Jessie Northcutt was a territorial judge in Colorado and the New Mexico territory (before New Mexico became a state). His most famous trial centered around a domestic dispute involving one of the many families of Kit Carson. He is also well known as the Great Grandfather of judysdenver! Find out more about Washington Park, the neighborhood and the homes available for sale. Just listed is 245 South Lafayette Street on the north east side of the Park, about one block's walk. It is just off Alameda and 1/2 block to the Steele Community Gardens and Steele school. It was designed and built by the architect Michael Kephart, abundant in charm and detail. There is a main floor master, with a master bath suite that includes a steam shower. A large living and entertaining dining room, a kitchen with a contemporary flair, European styled cabinets an top of the line appliances. The inviting yard and garden offers an off the park atmosphere with outdoor sitting and dining areas for entertaining or a quiet meditation or reading area. Envision a morning latte, a latte, a vase of Black Eyed Susans and the early morning birds and you have envisioned the gardens at 245 South Lafayette. Stop by for a visit. The house will be open this Saturday, August 1, from 1-3 pm. For an appointment, contact: Judy Fahrenkrog at judy@kentwoodcity.com Kentwood City Properties posted: August 28, 2012 - Judy's Denver - Blog
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