But then the Post Rosedale, a second location of the Post Brewing Co., landed at 2200 South Broadway, serving up the Rosedale name as well as great fried chicken and beer. (Changing its name to the Rosedale didn't help Boone's Tavern; that spot closed earlier this year.)
But now Rosedale has another landmark: the Vassar School Bungalows Historic District, a row of Spanish Revival-style bungalows built in 1925 and 1926 on Vassar Avenue just east of Acoma Street. Denver City Council made it official on Monday, October 22, after the homeowners and District 6 Councilman Paul Kashmann applied for historic designation back in August. The Rosedale site is the city's 54th historic district.
"Vassar School Bungalow Historic District exhibits a high level of physical integrity that successfully conveys the distinguishing characteristics of the Spanish Revival architectural style," Buddenborg's report continued. "The buildings were not designed by a master architect, but a significant degree of thought and resourcefulness was implemented into the design of the district. In an innovative move, materials from the former Vassar School were incorporated into the properties."
The structures aren't as massive as some of the mansions that occupy other historic districts, but they give a far better feel of how people lived in this part of town ninety years ago, as Denver was just beginning to develop. Welcome to Rosedale.
Read Community Planning and Development's full report here.