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Inter-Laken Hotel

  • Inter-Laken Hotel

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    In the 1880s James Dexter developed the Inter-Laken Hotel (right) into a high-class resort on the shore of Twin Lakes, south of Leadville. Dexter's distinctive cabin stands at left.
    Inter-Laken Hotel
  • Hexagonal Privy

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    The Inter-Laken Hotel offered its guests a hexagonal privy. Each room in the hotel had its own corresponding room in the privy.
    Hexagonal Privy
  • Dexter Cabin

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    James Dexter's 1895 cabin was a square building with open verandas, a bell-cast mansard roof, and an enclosed cupola flanked by two chimneys.
    Dexter Cabin
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References: 

Paul Andersen, High Road to Aspen: Leadville to Aspen over the Continental Divide (Aspen, CO: ERG Press, 2014).

 “Cloud City Chronicles—December 2004,” Leadville Herald Democrat, December 17, 2014.

Cynthia Emrick, “Interlaken Resort District,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (July 8, 1974).

Inter-Laken Resort,” Endangered Places Archives, Colorado Preservation.

Nancy Ward, “Traveling Through Time at Inter-Laken Resort,” Colorado Central Magazine, September 2000.

Additional Information: 

Late 1800s Resort at Twin Lakes, CO—Interlaken Hotel,” Glimpses of the Past, Great Plains Region, US Bureau of Reclamation.

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