The beautiful Bailey Mansion, located at the corner of 16th Street and Ogden, is an excellent example of the rich and flavorful history of Denver's once prominent gold and silver mining influence.
When George B. Bailey commissioned architect William Lang to design the Bailey Mansion back in 1889, he would have no idea the impact the structure would eventually have on defining this period in Denver's history. Mr. Lang was a very popular architect among Denver's elite residents. He designed many other famous Denver homes, including the Molly Brown House.
When the house was completed in 1891, it was touted as being a wonderful collection of Queen Anne architecture with a Longmont sandstone exterior. The interior was elaborately trimmed and finished in a variety of hardwoods, including butternut, oak, cherry, bird's eye maple and ash. In 1978, the mansion and adjacent carriage house, now the largest remaining structure designed by Lang, was placed on the national Register of Historic Places. It is part of the Swallow Hill Historic District. The Bailey mansion is considered by many as one of the most historic homes in America.
The prominent place in history reserved for this beautiful property is now being shared by one of Denver's oldest and most experienced personal injury law firms. For more than a quarter of a century, The Sawaya Law Firm has developed a strong and trusted reputation in Denver as an advocate for the rights of the injured person.
The Sawaya Law Firm is proud to call such a beautiful and historic place as the Bailey Mansion our home. The ideas that William Lang used when designing this architectural masterpiece are the same ones that Michael Sawaya drew upon when he started his law practice in Denver so long ago: Build something unique and special that stands out from the crowd. Lang built a structure that will be remembered as a symbol of strength and perseverance.