No, Denver's historic Peabody House is not being demolished

DENVER - A simple chain-link fence caused a lot of concern among Denverites on Monday. 

A metal construction-type fence has gone up around the historic Peabody House in Denver's Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

The mansion has been at 1128 Grant Street since its construction in 1889. 

It's rumored to be one of the most haunted old mansions in Denver, garnering a ghost-hunting visit from the Travel Channel.

9NEWS got a newstip from a curious viewer Monday morning, asking if the historic home was set to be torn down. 

Good news, history lovers! It's not being torn down at all. In fact, it's actually getting some extra love. 

Historic Denver says the Whitehead Peabody House is set for some approved renovations, according to the City of Denver's planing office.

The home is protected as a Denver landmark, so it can't be demolished without special approvals. 

The Peabody mansion was designed by prominent architect Frank Edbrooke, who also designed the Oxford Hotel and the Brown Palace.

It is 6,635 square feet and cost $15,000 to build.

For more information, visit Historic Denver's website.

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