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Denver, Colorado Hotels Ephemera Collection

 Collection — Box: 40
Identifier: M2100

Scope and Contents

Collection contains hotel ephemera: maps, matchbook, clippings, photos, property records, aticles, program, price list, note book, hotel key, matchbook related to the Argonaut Hotel, 233 East Colfax; Ayers Hotel, 1414 Logan Street,; Colburn Hotel, 980 Grant St.; New Albany Hotel, 17th and Stout; Hotel Wellington; 1450 Grant Street.


  • [1930s]-2006, Unknown

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The Argonaut Hotel is located at 233 East Colfax, Denver, Colorado (corner of East Colfax and Grant Street across from the Colorado State Capitol). Built in 1912-1913 and designed by Robert Willison and Montana Fallis.

The Ayers Hotel was located at 1414 Logan St, Denver, Colorado. It was located in the Capital Hill area of Denver. The Ayers had 75 room and was probably closed in 1956.

The Colburn is a residentail hotel located at 980 Grant, Denver, Colorado in the Capitol Hill Area.

The New Albany Hotel was built in 1938 after the original Albany, built in 1882 was demolished. It had 333 rooms and was located on the same lot as the Albany at 17th and Stout. The New Albany was demolished in 1976.

The Wellington Hotel was located on 1450 Grant Street in Denver, Colorado. It was originally built before 1904 and was operated by J.P.C. Dickinson, later owned and operated by Robert Piper. The hotel had the most expensive European plan at $2.75/day.


1 envelope (19 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Rhonda Beck; 2012.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection includes former collection: Wellington Hotel ephemera (C MSS -M2100)

Denver, Colorado Hotels Ephemera Collection
Keli Schmid
May 21, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States