Denver’s ‘Cableland’ Now Historical Landmark

By Karen Morfitt, CBS4 News

For more than thirty years, a home off Leetsdale Drive known as ‘Cableland’ has been a Denver landmark. However, much of the community does not know it is there.

“You don’t really see the house people don’t know what’s behind the wall,” Tim David said.

David is the Chairman of the Cableland Foundation; he says the house got its name from the original owner Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer in Denver.

“Cable television brokerage firm and also he began to buy and operate cable systems after that,” David said.

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Cableland, the Mauve Mansion, Is Denver's Latest Historic Landmark

By Patricia Calhoun, Westword

“The best is good enough for me.” That was a favorite saying of Bill Daniels, the pioneering cable-TV entrepreneur who helped turn Denver into the world’s cable capital.

When he passed away in 2000, Daniels left behind the billion-dollar Daniels Fund to continue his philanthropic work, as well as Cableland, the circa 1987 post-modern mansion that he’d built at 4150 Shangri-La Drive and later gifted to the city, with the idea that it would serve as the official residence of the mayor.

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Council poised to dub ‘Cableland’ a landmark, giving mayoral mansion another layer of protection

By Thomas Gounley, BusinessDen

A late billionaire’s bachelor pad that is now the official residence of Denver’s mayor — although no mayor has ever chosen to live there — is poised to get another layer of protection.

The massive home at 4150 E. Shangri La Drive, dubbed “Cableland” after the industry that gave original owner Bill Daniels his wealth, is en route to being named a historic landmark by the city.

A council committee voted last week to send a bill that would do that to the full legislative body. The designation would be a largely ceremonial move, because a private foundation already oversees the property and can limit the changes the city makes to it.

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