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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  • The Colorado Governor's Mansion, also known as the Cheeseman-Boettcher Mansion, also known as the Boettcher Mansion, is a historic mansion in Denver, Colorado, that exceeds the expectations that citiz...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A very beautiful house indeed. Also, the house and the associated Carriage House are open for events and can be a great place to do something like that. The staff is really easy to work with and does a great job. You use their own catering, which is quite good and they do a very nice job setting up for the event and allow you to bring your own liquor and desserts if you want.
  • I enjoyed the free tour given at the Governor's Mansion although we were only allowed to see the ground floor. Everything else was roped off. We went when there was apparently outdoor work taking place and so couldnt walk around the exterior either. One room had had a leak in it and the docent told us about how our dollars to the restoration fund would benefit the house a great deal. Would have been nice to know that these issues would have cut in on our experience of the house. If you're in the area and looking for something free to do, definitely go see this, but don't make a special trip to see it.

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