Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cushman Block II, 1872/1875
Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The entire third floor was initially devoted to the Cushman Opera House. However, a Grand Jury declared the opera house “unsafe and dangerous for public use.” When repairs were completed, in 1881, the theater was gone and the space took on new life as a lodge hall.
The concerns of the Grand Jury were eventually realized, though it took nearly a century. In May 1969, a heavy spring snow collapsed the roof. Once again, the building was restored, but this time with only two stories.
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 39° 42.371′ N, 105° 41.78′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Taos Street, on the right when traveling west on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 Sixth Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (a few steps from this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (a few steps from this marker); McClellan Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 (within shouting distance of this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hotel de Paris (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.