Chaffee Park

Chaffee Park is just outside of downtown Denver and has the Skyline festival and summer movie nights in Zuni Park!  Cute neighborhoods with a great sense of community.  Here is some historical info:

In the early 20th century, the area now known as Chaffee Park was a semi-rural area of truck farms interspersed with houses.[17] Chaffee Park was then named after Jerome B. Chaffee, one of the founders of the City of Denver and Republican U.S. Senator from November 1876 to March 1879.

In April 1946 the Denver City Council approved the development plan for the Chaffee Park Heights Subdivision submitted by developer Garrett-Bromfield & Co. with initial boundaries between 48th and 52nd Avenues and between Tejon Street and Pecos Street. Chaffee Park was platted over the course of 1945-52, but was mostly completed by 1949. There was so much demand for building supplies in the United States during this period that contractors bartered with other companies around the country for materials during construction. Given the demand for post-war housing, the first 412 homes in the community were only available to U.S. military veterans with children. Numerous residents of the newly developed Chaffee Park neighborhood were second-generation Italian-Americans who were served by the nearby Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Denver that was established in 1953.

The homes were built in the Minimal Traditional-style, loosely based on the Tudor Revival-style of the 1920s and 1930s. These one-story homes are typically boxy in appearance with a simple façade, and often feature front facing gable section or gabled cover entries and a low- or intermediate-pitch roof. Overall, this type of development was common in Denver in the Post-War Period.

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