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
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