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Rossonian Hotel

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    For decades the Rossonian Hotel was a central institution in Five Points. The Rossonian Lounge played host to distinguished black musicians such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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    After declining in the 1950s, the Rossonian Hotel has been the focus of several major redevelopment efforts since the 1980s. As of 2016, Sage Hospitality plans to expand the building and turn it into a luxury hotel and condominium complex.
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References: 

Nancy R. Lyons, “Rossonian Hotel,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (August 12, 1994).

Steve Raabe, “Denver’s Sage Hospitality Eyes Role in Five Points Rossonian Hotel,” Denver Post, October 8, 2014.

Jamie Siebrase, “With Developers Jazzed about Five Points, the Rossonian Hotel Could Soon Be Hopping Again,” Westword, January 7, 2015.

Additional Information: 

Moya Hansen, “Pebbles on the Shore: Economic Opportunity in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood, 1920–1950,” Colorado History 5 (2001).

Laura M. Mauck, Five Points Neighborhood of Denver, Images of America (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2001).

R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, Denver Neighborhood History Project, 1993–94: Five Points Neighborhood (January 1995).

Holly Wasinger, “From Five Points to Struggle Hill: The Race Line and Segregation in Denver,” Colorado Heritage (Autumn 2005).

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