View of Colorado City, (capitol of Colorado Territory in 1861) El Paso County, Colorado; shows wood frame and stone false fronts and a two- story hotel (known as the El Paso House, Holmes House, Baird & Smith Hotel) with hip roof and dormer; Pikes Peak in the distance.
Formerly F4057.; Information hand-written on back of photoprint, supplied by Mrs. Kenneth Englert: "The building directly across the street from the El Paso House belonged to Tappan & Co. and was the 1st frame building in Colo. City. The large white building in center of picture stood on S. W. corner of Colo. Ave. & 28th St., today the site of Amarillo Motel. It was the 2nd building on the site. The building 1st built on the site was also the first building in Colo. City. This 2nd building was called at various times El Paso House, Holmes House, Baird & Smith Hotel. Finished five days after Legislature returned to Denver. It burned during New Years Eve party when owned by Stockbridge.; Title hand-written on bottom border of photoprint.; R7100074995
1 copy photonegative ; 13 x 10 cm. (5 x 4 in.); 1 photoprint ; 18 x 13 cm. (7 x 5 in.)
Colorado City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1860-1870.
Source: Colo. College
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Film negatives.; Photographic prints.; Imaged.; Image