“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Mining Exchange Building

1517 - 1523 Miner Street

Mining Exchange Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 21, 2014
1. Mining Exchange Building Marker
Inscription. J.J. Elliott had his assay office in the building which was built in 1879. Often during the boom days of the 1880's dozens of ore wagons were parked on Miner Street in front of the "Exchange". Elliott promoted himself in the city directories of the period as "an assayer and bullion buyer". He was also president and manager of the Idaho Springs Electric Company and had the difficult job of convincing the citizens of Idaho Springs that electricity wasn't just a passing fad and that it was safe.
Location. 39° 44.515′ N, 105° 30.987′ W. Marker is in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Miner Street 0.1 miles east of 15th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1517 Miner Street, Idaho Springs CO 80452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Idaho Springs Opera House (a few steps from this marker); The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central City (approx. 4 miles away); Central City Opera (approx. 4 miles away); The AOUW Building (approx. 4 miles away);
Mining Exchange Building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 21, 2014
2. Mining Exchange Building
Marker is on the right side of the photo
The Ignatz Meyer Building (approx. 4 miles away); The Rose Haydee Building (approx. 4 miles away); Washington Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Idaho Springs.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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