The Alamo Placita neighborhood is named after Alamo Placita Park which is located on the north side of Speer Boulevard between Ogden and Emerson Streets. Alamo Placita Park was designed by landscape architect Saco Rienk Deboer and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. In 2000, the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission unanimously recommended and City Council approved the designation of the Alamo Placita Historic District based on the area’s significance of its history, architecture, and geography.
The area was developed primarily between 1889 and 1942 and consists mostly of lower-scale single family homes. Visually pleasing setbacks accommodate gardens, lawns and sidewalks. The gentle intermingling of architectural styles, building materials, and individual decoration remains clearly apparent despite more recent setback and height deviations where a few demolished original homes have been replaced with new structures.
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