The Greek Revival went out of style by the 1860s but continued to appear in banks, churches, and post offices. This is a rare Colorado residential example of what architectural historian William Jordy calls “Greek Survival.” Bringing the glory that was Greece to Denver, this brick temple sits well back on three lots, behind an iron fence with brick piers topped by concrete cannonball finials. Behind an entry court balustrade, the two-story portico is supported by six large Doric columns, with triglyphs and mutules on the entablature. This house is a cornerstone of Park Club Place, bounded by Downing and Humboldt streets and East 4th and East 1st avenues (NRD). It was developed by investors such as Mayor Robert W. Speer, whose house (1912, Marean and Norton) is at 300 Humboldt Street.
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