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Brown Palace turns 125: A visual history of a Denver icon

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 17:10:37-04

DENVER – The Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver is celebrating 125 years.

The Colorado icon was built in 1892 and named after its original owner, Henry Brown. It was not just a hotel, but a grand hotel with fireplaces and bathrooms in each room. A hotel with a grand entrance, grand staircase and grand ballroom. A hotel that still stands today.

Over the years, it has hosted several presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.

Take a visual tour of the Brown Palace in the following gallery. The images and information are from the Denver Library’s Digital Collection.