Colorado Governor's Mansion, Denver

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The Colorado Governor's Mansion, also known as the Cheesman-Boettcher Mansion, is a historic U.S. mansion in Denver, Colorado. It is located at 400 East 8th Avenue. On December 3, 1969, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is open free-of-charge for scheduled tours, and also hosts special public events.HistoryThis building is located in Denver on the southeast corner of 8th Avenue and Logan Street. The exact address is 400 E. 8th Avenue. The Governor's Mansion is also known as the Cheesman-Evans-Boettcher Mansion for its former owners.The building was built in 1908 after a design by Denver architects Willis A. Marean and Albert J. Norton. The house was originally built as a residence for the widow and the daughter of Denver real estate tycoon Walter Scott Cheesman.The mansion was designed to accommodate two families. On November 8, 1908, Cheesman's daughter, Gladys, married John Evans II, the grandson of John Evans, the second territorial governor of Colorado. The widowed mother and young couple lived together until the birth of the Evans' first child, after which they relocated. On January 2, 1923, Alice Foster Sanger Cheesman died.Claude K. Boettcher purchased the mansion on February 23, 1923. Boettcher was the head of a financial empire that eventually included sugar, livestock, cement, potash, steel, securities, utilities, and transportation. Boettcher was famous for his lavish parties which included President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952. Boettcher died on June 9, 1957, and his wife in 1958.
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  • We really wanted to tour the Governor's Mansion, but it's only open at very specific times of the year and August wasn't one of them. We did peruse the outside and enjoyed a walk by.  more »
  • The 3-story mansion built in 1908 was a former residence of the Denver Boettcher family donated to the state of Colorado in 1960 to be used for the official residence of he governor of Colorado. Durin...  more »
  • This is a very historical location and a must see for any person who loves American and its history, You'll love the exquisite architecture, this residence was built in 1908 and has been available for...  more »
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  • Toured the Governor's Residence at Christmas time. The mansion is beautiful, interesting to hear about the history. Tours are only the first floor, as the reminder of the mansion is the Governor's and his families private residence. Large carriage house in the back, which can be reserved for private parties.
  • Attended a holiday party here and was amazed at the level of service from staff as well as the impressive articulate detail within the decorations and architecture across the property.
  • Worked there for a week. High security.
  • Guided a tour of the annual fund raising gala and we all had a great experience.
  • Really great Christmas party with the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, what a treat!

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