National and State Register

Eugene Field House

Denver County

Built around 1875, this house was the home of well-known journalist and writer Eugene Field, who was the managing editor of the Denver Tribune and lived in the house from 1881 to 1883. 

A one story house stands surrounded by different kinds of trees and shrubbery.

Eugene Field House

After Field moved to Chicago in 1883, the house fell into disrepair until a local group of preservationists convinced Margaret Brown to purchase the house and donate it to the City of Denver in 1927.  As part of this preservation effort, the house was moved from its original site at 315 W. Colfax to its present location in Washington Park, where it has served as a branch of the Denver Public Library system and more recently as the headquarters for Park People.