The Buckhorn Exchange
—Denver’s Oldest Restaurant —
Shorty ran the Buckhorn until his death in 1949, when his son Henry Jr., also an avid big-game hunter acquired ownership. For three generations the Zietz family collected the hundreds of taxidermied [sic] trophies, antique firearms, Native American artifacts, photographs, and western memorabilia displayed in the restaurant today.
In 1978 the Buckhorn was sold to a group of Denverites, headed by Roi Davis. They carefully renovated and restored this important piece of Colorado history. The Buckhorn retains its original interior, including the 1857 white-oak bar, from the Zietz family tavern in Essen, Germany. On the back bar is displayed
This plaque was installed to mark the centennial.
Location. 39° 43.931′ N, 105° 0.31′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of Osage Street and West 10th Avenue on Osage Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Osage Street, Denver CO 80211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Honor of Christopher Columbus (approx. one mile away); Passing of the Street Car (approx. 1.1 miles away); Denver's Old City Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alfred Dach (approx. 1.1 miles away); Smoky Hill Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of Sadie M. Likens (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joe P. Martinez (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
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