Cherokee Castle was built between 1924 and 1926 by Denver real estate tycoon Charles Alfred Johnson and his wife Alice. The Johnsons owned the castle for 30 years until philanthropist Tweet Kimball purchased the property in 1954.
Tweet, who assembled one of the most eclectic art collections in the country was well known for her lavish parties and entertainment of distinguished guests from all over the world. She was a prominent citizen, serving on the board of directors of the Denver Art Museum, the Douglas County Educational Foundation and the National Western Stockshow.
Mrs. Kimball, who renamed the home Cherokee Castle, was known not only for her extensive art and furniture collection but also for her support of good causes. Her support for the Denver Art Museum, the National Western Stockshow, Douglas County Educational Foundation, and a host of other worthy organizations provided ample opportunities and guest lists for Tweet's extravagant parties.