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  • Brown Palace Hotel Today

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    Designed by Frank Edbrooke, the triangular Brown Palace opened in 1892 as the most luxurious hotel between Chicago and the West Coast.
    Brown Palace Hotel Today
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    When it opened, the nine-story Brown Palace Hotel was the tallest building in Denver. Thanks to the triangular design, each of the 400 guest rooms had a window.
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  • Brown Palace Atrium

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    The Brown Palace's three sides wrap around an eight-story atrium topped by a stained-glass ceiling and a skylight.
    Brown Palace Atrium



Robert Fink, “Brown Palace Hotel,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (1970).

Corinne Hunt, The Brown Palace: Denver’s Grand Dame (Denver: Brown Palace Hotel, 2003).

Additional Information: 

Corinne Hunt, The Brown Palace Story (Boulder, CO: Rocky Mountain Writers Guild, 1982).

Caitlin A. Milligan, “Gold, Iron, and Stone: The Urban and Architectural History of Denver, Colorado” (master’s thesis, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015).

Thomas J. Noel, Denver Landmarks & Historic Districts: A Pictorial Guide (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1996).