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Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Star Hotel

 
 
Star Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. Star Hotel Marker
Inscription.  In 1906 Henry Bosco had a whole liquor and Coca-Cola bottling business operating in the basement of a saloon at 414 Seventh Street. Within a few years, Henry purchased the building that housed his business and the adjacent lot to the east. In 1915, he constructed a three-story brick building and opened the Star Hotel on these properties. By 1930, a new addition was constructed on the east side of the Star Hotel, matching the style of the original structure.

In 1938, Mike Bosco, who had been running and leasing the Star Hotel from his Uncle Henry since 1917, acquired the adjacent Hotel Denver from Art Kendrick. This combined two competing businesses into one large hotel that dominated the block.

In 1948, after Mike Bosco purchased the Star Hotel property from his Uncle's estate, the building was demolished and the eastern addition to Hotel Denver was constructed in its place.

The Bosco family continued to renovate in keeping with the changing times. On the outside of the building, vertical rows of 10 watt light bulbs circle the building. If you look up, you can see little brick crosses in vertical rows. These
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cover each of the electric outlets for the bulbs. Mike's son Hank said, "changing the bulbs became quite a feat!"

Finally, in 1973, the Bosco's sold the Hotel Denver to Kirk Whitley. The Hotel Denver was again sold in 1991 to Steve and April Carver. With the addition of The Glenwood Brew Pub, history has come full circle.
 
Erected by the Frontier Historical Society and the City of Glenwood Springs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 39° 32.863′ N, 107° 19.376′ W. Marker is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is on 7th Street east of Cooper Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located in front of the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rex Hotel (here, next to this marker); Hotel Denver (a few steps from this marker); The Hotel Glenwood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); When the Railroads Arrived in Glenwood Springs (about 600 feet away); Water for Glenwood Springs (about 600 feet away); And Devereux Said Unto Glenwood, "Let There Be Light" (about
Former Star Hotel, then Denver Hotel, now Glenwood Springs Brewpub. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. Former Star Hotel, then Denver Hotel, now Glenwood Springs Brewpub.
Marker is to right of No Parking sign.
600 feet away); When Snow Slides Closed the Canyon (about 600 feet away); Immigrants Found Future in Colorado (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood Springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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