About the Baker Home Tour
Inaugurated in 2013, the Baker Home Tour was established and supported by the Baker Historic Neighborhood Association (BHNA) to celebrate our history, invite others to experience Baker's charm, and to support our local community. A portion of the proceeds is donated to DCIS at Fairmont (Elementary School).
About the Baker Historic District
Queen Anne architecture predominates the type of homes in the Baker Historic District. However, ours is an eclectic community and included among our homes are churches, schools, Denver Square, Dutch Colonial Revivals, Classical Revivals, Italianate, and a few new-fangled Craftsman Bungalows. Our homes bear unique ornamentation and front stoops for visiting with each other. Some of our more well known edifices are the landmark Mayan Theater, the magnificent gothic Fairmont (Elementary) School, the statuesque soaring ramparts of the First Avenue Presbyterian Church, the stone St. Peter & St. Mary Episcopalian Church topped with a Celtic-esque High Cross, the former First Free Methodist Church (1910) and the Venetian-inspired former Byers School (1902) (the latter two buildings having recently been converted into residences).
The Baker Historic District offers a vibrant spectrum of urban life. The eastern border, South Broadway, hosts a wide array of Denver’s exquisite restaurants and eclectic libation stops. Sample treats at a local bakery, enjoy hearty comfort bistro fare, or experience high dining at any of the neighborhood's several eateries. Baker also features funky, one-of-a-kind shops, including a local ice creamery with an ever-changing assortment of flavors, coffee shops serving their own roasts, yoga and Pilates studios, tattoo artisans, the Mayan Theatre, and much more. Immediately to the neighborhood’s western border is the trendy Santa Fe Arts District, where one can visit farmers’ markets, restaurants, and galleries. Lastly, not-to-be-missed recreational paths (Cherry Creek and South Platte River trails) are available for outdoor enthusiasts to relish fun-in-the-sun activities.
For more information about the tour, the homes featured, or to purchase tickets, click on the links above.