National and State Register

Potter Highlands Historic District

Denver County

Potter Highlands is a residential neighborhood located across the South Platte River in the hills northwest of downtown Denver.  The Reverend Walter M. Potter bequeathed the land to the Baptist Home Mission Society which sold it for development in the early 1870s.

A view of a row of houses with sloped roofs and a lot of trees and grass.

Potter Highlands Historic District

The independent town of Highlands was incorporated in 1875 and annexed by the city of Denver in 1896.  Of the nearly 700 buildings located within the district’s 276 acres, 571 contribute to its historic and architectural character.  There are examples of FoursquaresMission Revival, and Victorian styles built before the silver crash of 1893, and later examples of PrairieColonial RevivalDutch Colonial Revival and Craftsman style residences.