National and State Register

Peoples Presbyterian Church

Denver County

The 1922 Peoples Presbyterian Church is a good example of Mission style architecture, easily recognized by its curvilinear parapet walls, prominent porch with overhanging eaves, and restrained ornamentation.  The church is fairly unusual in its specific application of the Mission style to a religious building, lacking ecclesiastical features such as a tower and appearing almost residential. 

A direct view of the church  with arched windows, arched entrance and stairs leading up to it.

Peoples Presbyterian Church

The building is also significant for its long-term association with the Peoples Presbyterian Church, a historically black congregation that has continuously attracted and welcomed black Presbyterians in Denver since 1906 and that has historic ties to Dearfield, an African-American agricultural colony in Colorado in the 1920s.