Baker - Denver
Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library.
The Baker neighborhood is a diverse and dynamic neighborhood located in the urban core of Denver, Colorado. First plotted and developed in the 1870s, Baker has played a central role in the history of Denver.
Today Baker enjoys a number of qualities and characteristics that make it a vibrant urban neighborhood including a diverse urban population, a number of preserved historic homes, proximity to Broadway’s Main Street development that gives way to diverse shopping, casual and fine dining, an array of entertainment, and access to mass transit (BHOA).
In 1985, the Baker Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, Baker has become one of the most popular areas for families and young professionals to reside in Denver (DPL) .
Visit the Baker Historical District website here.
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The Irish Rover Pub. Photo courtesy of The Irish Rover Pub.
The Irish Rover Pub continues the proud Irish tradition of providing a local, comfortable and fun place for people to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Irish owned and operated, the Rover is a place to grab a bite to eat with a menu that just isn't bar food.
From their weekend brunch menu to late night bites, they put together delicious dishes that will appeal to a variety of tastes. They also offer traditional Irish fare (source).
Baker is home to many renowned art galleries, including the SPACE Gallery, which was voted one of Denver’s best art galleries. The Mayan Theater, a very unique theater building that is registered as a city landmark, is also located in Baker.
Baker is only blocks away from Denver’s infamous First Friday Sante Fe Art Walk, a monthly event that is a staple of Denver’s Art District.
PARKS & OPEN SPACE:
a former slave and a noted mountaineer, fur trader, and explorer for whom Denver’s James P. Beckwourth Mountain Club is named.
Twenty structures within the Baker neighborhood are listed as having architectural or historical significance in the Denver Inventory.
Since 2013, the Baker Home Owners Association hosts a yearly Neighborhood Home Tour designed to celebrate Baker’s rich history and support the community.
A portion of the proceeds from the Baker Neighborhood Home Tour is donated to DCIS at Fairmont (elementary school).
Via car: 15 minutes
Via bike: 36 minutes
In addition to the monthly meetings, BHNA also hosts the following:
- Annual Spring Fling with a Silent Auction
Baker Bargain Bonanza neighborhood-wide yard sales in June
Ice Cream Social in August
Holiday Party in December
Download a PDF of the BHNA Bylaws for more specific information on how BHNA is run.
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