Established in the 1940’s, Belcaro is one of Denver’s most elegant and historic neighborhoods. Tall trees and upscale homes with classic aesthetics on large lots make the area very desirable as does its location which is close to Cherry Creek shopping center, Colorado Blvd. and I-25. There is a wide range of home sizes available. According to the Belcaro Park homeowner’s association, the neighborhood is bordered on the north by the south side of Exposition Avenue, to the west by the east side of Steele Street, to the south by the north side of Tennessee and to the east by the east side of South Harrison Lane from Exposition to Kentucky and the west of of Harrison Street from Kentucky to Tennessee, The Lawrence C. Phipps Conference Center situated on five and one half acres, is a well-known landmark within the neighborhood. The mansion and tennis pavilion were built betrween 1931 and 1933 by former U.S. Senator and Mrs. Lawrence C. Phipps. The Georgian Mansion has 33,123 square feet of floor space, which includes 14 rooms on the first floor and seven bedrooms with dressing rooms, suites and baths and a sitting room on the second floor. The Tennis Pavilion is believed to be the first indoor tennis facility west of the Mississippi River. In 1961 Mrs. Phipps donated the tennis pavilion to the University of Denver followed by the mansion in 1964. The estate now serves as a conference center and is used for corporate, private and philantrhopic events. In 1997, the mansion hosted world leaders in town to attend the Summit of the Eight.
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