909 York St., Denver CO 80206
Have you ever noticed the magnificent mansion that abuts the southeast corner of the Denver Botanic Gardens?
Richard and Margaret Campbell hired architect J.J. Benedict to design this masterpiece in 1926. Unfortunately, they did not have long to enjoy it. Margaret, daughter of Senator Thomas Patterson, died in 1929. Richard, business manager of the Rocky Mountain News, died in 1930. The home was then bought by Elmer Hartner, president of the Western Seed Company, and his wife Neenah. In 1958 Ruth Porter Waring bought the property and donated it to the Botanic Gardens for their headquarters. Mrs. Waring had lived just a stones throw away at 910 Gaylord St. from 1922 until 1953. She was the daughter of Henry M. Porter, founder of Porter Memorial Hospital. Ruth made an incredibly generous gift that will last well into the future.