Evans School

Year Listed: 2000
County: Denver County
Construction Date: 1904
Threat When Listed: Development
Status: SAVE

Former school for handicapped children located in Downtown Denver. On the National and State Registers of Historic Places and a Denver Local Landmark.

Evans School was designated a Denver Local Landmark in 2001 and since that time the owners have nearly completed an extensive rehabilitation of the building.  A temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued and an elevator is currently being installed to serve future office tenants.

A LoDo based developer bought the property in 2019, to redevelop the nearly century old elementary school in the Golden Triangle as a mixed use project, including housing, offices and community uses.

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