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Gebhard Mansion in about 1900. Click to enlarge.

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The Gebhard Mansion

The Gebhard Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the few remaining Denver architectural masterpieces which predate Denver's building records. It is a combination of the Italianate and Second Empire Style and was probably built between 1882 and 1884 when Henry Gebhard moved to Denver to establish the Colorado Packing and Provision Company (the stockyards).

Gebhard was noted for his contribution to banking in Denver. He founded the Stockyards National Bank (which failed during The Depression) and was a long time Director of the Denver National Bank (a predecessor of Wells Fargo Bank). Gebhard was a Denver philanthropist, anonymously funding many of the "Denver City Beautiful" projects, and is listed on the Colonnade of Honor in Denver Civic Center Park (with his name spelled incorrectly). He also served in the state legislature as a representative of Elbert County, as a county commissioner and as a postmaster before becoming a US citizen and moving to Denver.

The interior of the Gebhard Mansion has been restored such that Gebhard and his family would feel right at home here. Original wallpapers are framed and hanging in each room, and some original wallpapers can be seen in closets and one small room on the second floor. All replacement papers are documented period reproductions. The fireplace mantles, ceiling medallions, hardware and interior shutters are all original. Several pieces of furniture belonged to the original family as well as to the second owners of the home, Arthur and Grace Smith.

We would like to invite you to visit us at the Gebhard Mansion. This is home to the Dr. Brantigan's practice, The Denver Brass, and Oishi Medical Photography; but it is also a home that belongs to all of the people of Colorado.

Kathy and Chuck Brantigan

2003-2004 Dr. Charles Brantigan,  Vascular Surgery Practice
2253 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205
303.830.8822 fax: 303.830.7068 or 800.992.4676  inquiries@drbrantigan.com

Last Updated: 07/13/2012