Sunnyside Neighborhood History
Prior to its development the Sunnyside Neighborhood was home to small truck farms, orchards and undeveloped land. Development started in 1879 when the Northeast corner was incorporated into the town of Argo. Over three annexations, the Sunnyside Neighborhood became part of Denver; these took place in 1883, 1889 and 1902. As a result, there are many types of historic architecture throughout the neighborhood, mostly centered around Pecos Street.
The Northern part of the neighborhood was occupied by the “Quonset Town” – prefabricated metal homes created in the 1940s to alleviate the housing shortage in the 1940s. The Quigg Netwon homes, Denver’s largest public housing project replaced much of the Quonset Town in the 1950s.
Sunnyside Neighborhood Boundaries
The Sunnyside Neighborhood is bound by I-70 to the North, Union Pacific Railroads to the East, Federal Boulevard to the West and 38th Avenue to the South.
Sunnyside Neighborhood Amenities
An influx of development, restaurants, breweries and new residents add new flair to the welcoming neighborhood vibe of the Sunnyside area. Tree-lined streets, welcoming front porches, and plenty of friendly families make this neighborhood quite approachable. Access to highways and lightrail stations make the Sunnyside neighborhood easily accessible as well.
The neighborhood is sprinkled with dining and drinking experiences like The Universal, and TAG Sunnyside Burger Bar. Favorites for libations include Diebolt Brewing, the Factotum Brewhouse, Denver Beer Co., and Bonacquisti Wine Co.
The Sunnyside music festive – doting Bluegrass roots – occurs every Saturday after Labor Day and has raised over $10,000 for charities in the community.
Updated: 29th September, 2020 5:39 AM (UTC).