First developed in 1874, the neighborhood is named after Carlos M. Cole, who served as superintendent of Denver Public Schools and was instrumental in establishing junior high schools in Denver. The grand entry of the colonial revival styled Cole Junior High School (now Cole Arts and Sciences Academy) is depicted in the flag, in the colors of the Iowa state flag, Cole's home state.
Founded in 1966, this Far Northeast Denver neighborhood's name translates from Italian to "beautiful mountain". Striking views of Mount Evans, Long's Peak, and the Continental Divide from the area inspired developers to name this new neighborhood after the picturesque mountain region in the Italian Alps.
Hilltop got its start in 1885 with the construction of the City Lateral Canal and later the extension of streetcar lines into the area. In the center of Hilltop is Cranmer Park, with its iconic sundial which was dynamited by a vandal in 1965 and then replaced. The diagonal of the flag is 50°17' the same as the gnomon of the sundial, separating the blue of the canal and the green of the park. Additionally, the silver stripe traversing the flag represents the neighborhood’s former streetcar tracks.
GREEN VALLEY RANCH
This far northeast suburban-styled neighborhood was primarily productive agricultural land owned by the Elbert family who homesteaded the land in 1868. In 1973 the land was annexed into the City and County of Denver, and much of it was master planned and developed starting in the early 1980's. The flag represents the area's agricultural past and the rolling plains to the east of the neighborhood.
Bear Creek cuts through this southwest Denver suburban style neighborhood, creating sweeping views to the west and convenient access to recreational opportunities. The valley created by the creek is represented in the flag, along with the waterway's namesake.
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This southwest Denver neighborhood is well known for its unique collection of mid-century modern homes. Many of the homes in the neighborhood were designed by famed architect Cliff May, who is credited with creating the California Ranch-style house in 1932. May's designs continue to be published and recognized for their unique Californian qualities of a casual indoor/outdoor relationship, and the horizontal low-slung profile that harmonizes with nature, rather than overpowering it.
This south Denver neighborhood is primarily made up of Harvard Gulch Park and its surrounding residential areas. In 1871, Denver pioneer Thomas M. Field bought 80 acres of land and built a large home, later becoming the State Home for Dependent Children that cared for over 17,000 children through the years. The green represents the sprawling park, while the purple rose symbolizes the hope and compassion for the children that called this area home from 1902 to 1972.
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WASHINGTON VIRGINIA VALE- This Southwest Denver neighborhood is home to Four Mile Park, which has served many purposes over the years from a stop on Cherokee Trail, to farming, ranching, and currently as home to the oldest standing residential structure in the Denver area (built 1859). The colors and architecture of the iconic house are represented in the design.
CIVIC CENTER- Also known as the Golden Triangle, this neighborhood is the civic and cultural hub for the city, home of City Hall, the State Capitol, Denver Art Museum, History Colorado, among other institutions. The flag's central icon is a nod to common neighborhood moniker, while the green represents Civic Center Park, purple- the arts, and blue- the civic functions located in the area.
Originally the College of the Sacred Heart, Regis University outgrew its original home in Morrison and moved to Northwest Denver in the late 1800’s on 40 acres of farmland donated by John Brisben Walker. The land not used by the University was subdivided into the rest of the existing neighborhood. The flag's diagonals, and gold and blue are borrowed from the University’s crest, while the green rows symbolize the crops that once grew in the area.