History

The Argyle’s History

In 1874, a group of local philanthropists decided to create an inclusive retirement community that felt like home, regardless of financial circumstance. Our original philosophy was that those who could financially afford to pay for care did, and those who were not financially able were taken care of without charge. In that spirit, The Old Ladies Home opened its doors to elderly women in downtown Denver in 1875.

 

By 1900, we had relocated to our current location in the Berkeley/Highlands neighborhood, a vibrant community that is well-loved by residents and their families alike. The new neighborhood inspired a name change, and ‘The Argyle’ was chosen to honor this historical part of Denver.

 

In 1988, the original building was demolished. In 1990, a new building was constructed to enhance the quality of our building while providing more rooms for residents. Even in the face of renovations, we made sure to preserve our roots. The historic front facade was saved, returning the building to its original design, and more than 200 pieces of furniture and artwork were restored. Our residents don’t want to live in a sterile environment without personality, and it’s this attention to detail that gives The Argyle it’s homey, inviting ambiance.

 

When you visit The Argyle you can see how we honor and preserve our roots. We’d love to show you around, so don’t hesitate to get in touch to schedule a tour.

 

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