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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hotel de Paris, 1875-90

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 Marker
Inscription.  Frenchman Louis Dupuy came to Georgetown in 1870 to seek his fortune in silver mining. A mine accident ended those dreams, and he soon opened the first phase of his extraordinary Hotel de Paris. The hotel, completed in 1890, featured steam heat, hot and cold running water in each room, the finest carpets, gas lights, black walnut woodwork, and many works of art. This jewel in the mountains truly represents successful American entrepreneurship in the late 19th century.

After Dupuy’s death in 1900, the building continued as a hotel or boarding house until purchased in 1954 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. The Dames have done extensive restoration and operate the Hotel de Paris Museum with a substantial collection of artifacts from Louis Dupuy’s era.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 39° 
Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 and Marker
Marker is to the right of the building in this photo.
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42.358′ N, 105° 41.757′ 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 east on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 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. McClellan Opera House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hotel de Paris (a few steps from this marker); Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
4. National Historic Landmark Marker
This marker is located at the intersection of Sixth and Rose Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 13, 2021