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Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hotel Denver

 
 
Hotel Denver Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. Hotel Denver Marker
Inscription. In the late 1800's to the early 1900's, saloons, restaurants, and rooming houses occupied this block. In 1904, Frank Walter constructed two buildings - one three-story - in the block. Walter leased the ground floor of the three-story building (406 Seventh Street) to McKissack's Grocery. Shortly thereafter, he leased the second and third floors to Art Kendrick. It is here that Kendrick established the 17 unit Denver Rooms.

From 1913 to 1930, Art Kendrick began making purchases to expand his business. He first bought the building he had been leasing from Frank Walter. Then he purchased two lots east of his building; one was the site of the Ryan Restaurant, which had been destroyed by fire. When prohibition was enacted in Colorado in 1916, he purchased James Sheridan's Senate Bar & Mike DeMaestri's Columbus Saloon properties to the west. He also purchased a part of the small commercial block of the Cooper & Seventh Street. Mr. Kendrick remodeled all of his structures between 1920 and 1922 to have a uniform appearance. His Denver Rooms had grown to become the Hotel Denver.

In 1938, Mike Bosco, owner of adjacent Star Hotel, who was doing identical expansions to the east on the block, purchased the Hotel Denver from Art Kendrick.
 
Erected by the Frontier Historical Society and
Former Hotel Denver, now the Glenwood Springs Brewpub. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. Former Hotel Denver, now the Glenwood Springs Brewpub.
Partial shot of marker is on extreme right edge.
the City of Glenwood Springs.
 
Location. 39° 32.864′ N, 107° 19.387′ W. Marker is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is on 7th Street east of Cooper Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. Star Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Rex Hotel (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 500 feet away); Water for Glenwood Springs (about 500 feet away); And Devereux Said Unto Glenwood, "Let There Be Light" (about 500 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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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