Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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 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.
Erected by the Frontier Historical Society and the City of Glenwood Springs.
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. Touch for map. Located in front of the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, United States of America.
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 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.
Also see . . . History of the Hotel Denver. (Submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.