Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Those Illustrious Browns
Wall Street of the Rockies
— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Orphaned at age seven, Henry C. Brown worked on a farm in Ohio where he learned carpentry. In 1860, Brown moved to Denver and set up shop. He went on to become one of Denver’s most important early developers. He donated land for the State Capitol, and he built the Brown Palace Hotel. Toward the end of his life, the Silver Panic of 1893 robbed him of his fortune. He spent the remainder of his days at the Brown Palace.
The name of the Brown Palace Hotel has nothing to do with “the Unsinkable Molly Brown” of Titanic fame.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 20e.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 39° 44.647′ N, 104° 59.292′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Tremont Place, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “I’m Either a Lawyer or I’m Not. Don’t Drag Being a Woman Into It.” (a few steps from this marker); Help! (a few steps from this marker); Human Rights Hero (within shouting distance of this marker); Menu for the Brown Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birth of Denver Mass Transit (within shouting distance of this marker); Gridlock (within shouting distance of this marker); Top of the World (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wall Street of the Rockies (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . Henry Cordes Brown. Colorado Business Hall of Fame (Submitted on December 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.