Dave Fox


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THE BERKELEY SCHOOL, Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver:    play

historic preservation by Peak 1 Enterprises, green builders Denver Original (1886) Berkeley Schoolhouse Today

The Berkeley School consists of two historic buildings. The original, one-room schoolhouse was built in 1886. It contains a classic bell tower — school bell still present — big arched windows and high airy ceilings. The larger school structure was built in 1906 to serve the expanding Berkeley residential district.

The buildings eventually became part of the Denver Public School system and served the community until the 1960’s when they were closed and abandoned. They remained vacant and unused for more than 25 years.

Berkeley School Historic Preservation Denver1906 Berkeley School Restored

The process of converting the 30,000 square feet of schoolhouse space into 18 residential units while preserving the original classroom characteristics was a complex challenge.

We obtained a designation on the ‘National Register of Historic Places’ from the US Park Service which enabled us to assemble a package of grants and publicly assisted financing to complete a significant historic preservation project.

To see more photos, visit Berkeley School Denver slideshow.

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