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Central City, Colorado Historical Markers

 
Central City Marker -Panel 2 image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
Central City Marker -Panel 2
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City
[Three panels on this marker describe the history of Central City, Colorado] [Panel 1] Heritage Tourism Central City is a hidden gem set high in the mountains above the thriving front range hustle and bustle. A trip to Central . . . — Map (db m51828) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City Opera
The Central City Opera House was built in 1878 by Welsh and Cornish miners. This National Historic Landmark, centerpiece of the historic gold mining town of Central City, has hosted performances of the nation’s fifth-oldest opera company since 1932. . . . — Map (db m51831) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The AOUW Building
One of the brick “fire proof” buildings which was destroyed in the fire of 1874 was Abraham Jacobs’ old store, located on this site. By August, a new one story building had been completed here and the old store was back in business for . . . — Map (db m51833) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Ignatz Meyer Building
The major fire in Central City on May 21, 1874 nearly wiped out the commercial district of the city. The new building was completed by November 1st of the same year and B.F. Pease operated a dry goods store at the location for nearly 10 years. For a . . . — Map (db m51834) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Rose Haydee Building
The first lady of the early Colorado state was Rose (Brown) Wakely, better known by her stage name, Rose “Haydee”. The dark-eyed beauty came to Colorado in September, 1859 – and the miners fell in love with her at once. She became . . . — Map (db m51835) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Washington Hall
Erected 1863 as Gregory Miners Court First District Court in Colorado Territory County Court House 1868 – 1900 — Map (db m51836) HM

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