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SOLD on History: The Rainsford Historic District

History to live by!

Cheyenne offers various neighborhoods, from modern, new structures to homes that cherish the historical significance of this community.

While exploring different options, finding the perfect home can look different for each homebuyer. While new construction may be a dream for some, many of Cheyenne’s historic homes are over 100 years old.  

The Rainsford Historic District, located just east of Downtown Cheyenne, encompasses many Victorian houses by architect George D. Rainsford. The neighborhood holds historical significance to the Cheyenne area while evolving into a modern-day, family-friendly community. 

Named after eastern architect George Rainsford, the Rainsford district was built between 1885 and the early 1930s. These traditional-style homes represent a simplified structure that has been mimicked throughout Cheyenne’s Downtown neighborhoods while representing the natural expansion of Cheyenne during the Cattle Boom. This neighborhood was formerly known as “Cattle Baron Row.”

Many of the Rainsford District homes have been expanded, repurposed, or are awaiting their transformation. This neighborhood includes the former Wyoming Governor’s Mansion and the William Sturgis House, both individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy local dining, city parks, and entertainment, all within walking distance from this district.

Amenities Include:

• Walking distance to Downtown Cheyenne, Restaurants, & Shopping

• Closely located to the community hospital, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

• Cheyenne Depot & Plaza, Movie Theatres, Performing Arts Theatre, and more!

• Quick access to both I/80, I/25, and the Cheyenne Regional Airport

• Located within a few short miles of FE Warren Air Force Base

At RE/MAX Capitol Properties, we pride ourselves on having real estate professionals focused on their clients’ needs and serving them uniquely. We also are proud of knowing the stories of our neighborhoods and community to make your real estate journey a special one. It is easy for us, though, because we are SOLD on our community. If you would like to learn more about homes in this neighborhood or curious about other great communities Cheyenne has to offer, give us a call at (307) 635-0303. We have something for everyone!

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