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The House of Mirrors

1942 Market Street

 
 
The House of Mirrors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
1. The House of Mirrors Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed by madam Jennie Rogers in 1889 and became the classiest bordello in the Rocky Mountain West. Another famous pleasure queen, Mattie Silks, operated the business from 1911 until it was closed by federal edict in about 1915. The building was a Buddhist temple and warehouse from 1920 until 1998.
 
Erected by the Lower Downtown Historic District.
 
Location. 39° 45.192′ N, 104° 59.628′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is on Market Street south of 20th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1942 Market Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Light District Market Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Hop Alley/Chinese Riot of 1880 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blake Street Area (about 400 feet away); Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory (about 500 feet away); Merchandise Mart (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Elmo Hotel (approx. mile away); 18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse (approx. mile away); Mint Robbery (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .
The House of Mirrors building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
2. The House of Mirrors building.

1. Blog about this and similar markers. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article about Mattie Silks. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
Mattie Silks (Martha Ready) (1845–1929) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Mattie Silks (Martha Ready) (1845–1929)
Area view of House of Mirrors building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 28, 2016
4. Area view of House of Mirrors building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016.
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