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Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Those Illustrious Browns

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
Those Illustrious Browns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. Those Illustrious Browns Marker
Inscription.  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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
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 the left when traveling south. 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.”
Those Illustrious Browns Marker and the Brown Palace Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. Those Illustrious Browns Marker and the Brown Palace Hotel.
Marker is just to left of light pole in center of photo at street corner.
(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 . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website about the Browns and the hotel. (Submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Henry Cordes Brown (1820-1906) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Henry Cordes Brown (1820-1906)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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