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The Historic Bailey Mansion

September 28, 2012 by The Sawaya Law Firm

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The Historic Bailey Mansion sits perched atop a small hill at the corner of 16th and Ogden in Denver, Colorado. The mansion, which was completed in 1891, is covered with rusticated stone on the outside, as well as the stone belt courses, which are marks of Richardson style architecture.

The most prominent architecture of the house though, is the irregular and complicated roof forms, which were designed in Queen Anne style. The roof of the mansion adds a unique touch that truly makes the Bailey Mansion intriguing to the eyes.

The Bailey House was designed by William Lang, one of the most respected and revered architects during Denver’s prosperous period of 1887 to 1893. He was known in Denver for being able to truly mirror the effervescent atmosphere of the city during the period of his popularity.

The house was commissioned and first occupied by George W. Bailey, a real estate agent and investor, who shared in the prosperity of years of growth and optimism in Denver. Bailey originally came to Denver after living a majority of his life in Illinois. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and then made a living as a professor at Illinois College for 13 years.

Shortly after his move to Denver in 1883, Bailey formed a real estate company with one other partner. They quickly developed large holdings in the Denver area, became involved in an electric railway, both of which led to their fortune. However, like Lang, he suffered badly from the silver panic of 1893 and never fully recovered financially afterwards.

The Bailey Mansion has since become home to several occupants, including a doctor’s office in the 1930’s, as well as a fine dining experience known as the Tiffin Dining Room. It is now home to The Sawaya Law Firm, a firm of peer-rated super lawyers specializing in personal injury, auto accidents, social security disability, and workers’ compensation.

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