The Denver City Council on Monday unanimously approved the Robinson House at 3435 Albion St. as a city landmark, ending a year-long odyssey for the 133-year-old home in Park Hill that started with its potential demolition.
Owned by Steve Davis, the landmark status means the Queen Anne style exterior will be preserved. Paired with a rezoning of the entire lot earlier this month, the home will be kept intact near two-story townhomes Davis wants to build next to it. Davis bought the home with hopes of preserving it, as the previous owners were considering tearing it down.
The home, one of the oldest left in Park Hill, was supposed to attract more development to the area but failed to do so. The city’s planning office, which oversees the landmark preservation process, noted in its report the home was built by John Cook Jr. to attract investors.
The home effectively represents both the boom and bust cycle of the city during the 1880s and 1890s, according to the city’s planning office. The Robinson House is the city’s 358th individual landmark.