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Richards Mansion - Wheat Ridge, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 45.376 W 105° 03.348
13S E 495220 N 4400707
Quick Description: This mansion has been restored for special events such as weddings and parties.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 7:51:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMFV50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Richards-Hart Estate

This charming Victorian estate sits statuesquely on three acres of lush grounds and is ideal for both indoor and outdoor events. Tucked away in a secluded, historic Wheat Ridge neighborhood, the old-world elegance of this estate is a wonderful location for weddings and receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties, business meetings, and community gatherings.

The Estate is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds that are accented with colorful flower gardens and a picturesque fountain. Inside, you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time as you discover the mansion's old-world elegance with its classic,
turn-of-the-century decor featuring period colors and wallpapers
and rich wood trims.

The Estate will accommodate up to 75 people for events held both indoors and outdoors. For events held indoors only, it is more comfortable for groups of up to 50 people.

Frequently asked questions (visit link) about the Richards-Hart Estate." (from (visit link) )

"Richards Mansion / Hart Estate
5349 W. 27th Ave.
National Register 9/15/1977, 5JF.187

In 1859, James W. Richards came to Colorado via the Smoky Hill Trail and tried mining and other endeavors before establishing a successful freight business. In 1869, he homesteaded 152 acres located 2.5 miles west of Denver where he built a large two-story residence that includes a mix of Italianate and Greek Revival style detailing. The walls of soft brick were stuccoed in 1926. Situated on a gently rolling hill, the grounds are landscaped with an assortment of mature trees. The property is now owned and maintained by the city." (from (visit link) )

NOTE: The NRHP lists this location as vacant, but it has been restored by the city to provide event space.
Street address:
5349 W. 27th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO USA

County / Borough / Parish: Jefferson

Year listed: 1977

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Social

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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