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Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Washington Hall

 
 
Washington Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
1. Washington Hall Marker
The plaque on the left reads:
[Lions Club Seal]
1864 – 1964
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Chartering of
the City of Central
March 11, 1864
by the Territory of Colorado
Presented by the Central City Lions Club
Inscription.
Erected 1863 as
Gregory Miners Court
First District Court in Colorado Territory
County Court House
1868 – 1900

 
Location. 39° 48.073′ N, 105° 30.785′ W. Marker is in Central City, Colorado, in Gilpin County. Marker is on Eureka Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Eureka Street, Central City CO 80427, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rose Haydee Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ignatz Meyer Building (about 500 feet away); The AOUW Building (about 500 feet away); Central City Opera (about 600 feet away); Central City (about 700 feet away); Train Trestle (approx. one mile away); Birdís-eye view of Black Hawk (approx. one mile away); Fickís Carriage Shop (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central City.
 
Regarding Washington Hall. “This is the oldest continuously used public building in the State of Colorado. It was built by Sheriff William Z. Cozens at the insistence of his wife, Mary York, who was tired of having “inmates” handcuffed to various pieces of furniture in their home. Mary,
Washington Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
2. Washington Hall Marker
The marker is between the two first floor windows.
by the way, was the first white women to reside in Gilpin County. “Billy” as he was known used hand-hewn logs to first construct a jail (1862) and later a courtroom (1864). Gilpin County purchased the building from Cozens in 1868 for $10,000. In 1871 a Republican Convention was being held on the second floor. When the floor collapsed, sending 200 men crashing to the lower floor, the Democrats has a hey-day.” From The [Central City] Lawrence/Eureka Streets Tour” brochure.
Gilpin Hotel
 
Additional keywords. court house
 
Categories. Government
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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