The Country Club Historic District begins north of the Denver Country Club at 1st Avenue and extends to 4th Avenue, to 6th Avenue along Circle Drive, and from University Boulevard to Downing Street. Situated within minutes of both downtown Denver and Cherry Creek, Country Club is considered one of Denver’s most desirable neighborhoods.
The original Denver Country Club was built in 1904. A sprawling, private estate for Denver’s old-guard elite, the club lent its tone and name to the exclusive residential neighborhood that sprang up on its northern edge.
William and Arthur Fisher, in collaboration with prominent Boston architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., designed the exclusive Country Club Place subdivision between Franklin and Race Streets in 1909. Architecturally fascinating mansions and grand houses designed for Denver’s social and political elite define this 380-home neighborhood. Styles range from the Neoclassical to Spanish Colonial Revival. Because of its heavy Spanish-Mediterranean influence, the Country Club residential area called itself Denver’s Spanish Suburb.