We are so fortunate to have our fun office overlooking Alamo Placita Park. If the big windows were a bit lower I wouldn’t get any work done. Sitting at my desk is difficult as I LOVE being out meeting people and hearing new stories. When forced to stay put on a wheeled seat, staring at a screen, I find myself testing all the fruit smells from my markers and reaching for new spinning goals on my chair.
I’ve had clients, who commute on Speer Blvd, say they’ve never noticed the Alamo Placita building. The flowers get the attention!
The garden design and flowers draw all sorts of visitors during the day. Weekends bring brides and photographers.
The neighborhood website has wonderful history and pictures. Love this article from their site.
Alamo Placita History
History and Architecture of the Alamo Placita Historic District
The history of the Alamo Placita Histooric District tells the story of the 1860’s prairie land along Cherry Creek, just three miles southeast of the new town of Denver. Farsighted investor Moses Hallett, an attorney from Illinois, bought the land in 1864. Hallett’s quarter section of land became Arlington Park Addition, and later, Alamo Placita neighborhood. by 1887, Denver’s southern city limit was the northern border of Hallett’s claim, what is now East 6th Avenue. A road on the eastern edge of Hallett’s land, called Hallett Road, is now Downing Street. In 1889, Hallett sold his land to the Arlington Park Land and Improvement Company and became one of several investors in the company.
Alamo Placita Park History Department, Denver Public Library
Excerpted and adapted from Application for Landmark Designation by Nancy Widmann, 1999. Special thanks to Joe Halpern for his contribution and compilation of neighborhood history.