Denver Landmark Districts
Curtis Park has been recognized by Denver City Council as having significant historic importance, and has been awarded Denver Landmark status for portions of the neighborhood on eight occasions.
Landmark Districts for Curtis Park A-H afford the following protections to the neighborhood:
- “Contributing” buildings — those historic buildings that were present during the Period of Significance or otherwise identified by ordinance — are protected from demolition.
- Design review is required for most external changes to all structures in the Landmark District, including new construction, to ensure that historical integrity and compatibility are maintained.
- State Historic Tax Credits and other tax credits, grants, and other financial incentives are available to assist with the maintenance of historic structures.
For more information on Denver Landmark districts, and the process for applying for modifications and tax credits, visit the Denver Landmark Preservation site.
To verify if an address is within a Denver Landmark district, or is an individual landmark structure, see the DenverGov maps site.
National Register of Historic Places
Curtis Park has been recognized with two districts on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Curtis-Champa Streets District in 1975
The Curtis Park Historic District, Expanded
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places recognized as worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.
The National Register districts recognize the importance of the neighborhood in the story of how early Denver was developed. These districts provide no protection against demolition, unless federal funds are involved.
All of the areas in Curtis Park’s National Register districts are also recognized and protected by Denver Landmark district designation.