[Chicago: W.H. Hall, ca. 1895]. 24pp. Original embossed, illustrated wrappers, stapled. Minor wear and soiling. Internally clean. Very good. Item #626
Promotional brochure for the Hotel Colorado and adjacent hot springs, with text, a small map, and many half-tone illustrations, including numerous exterior and interior views of the hotel facilities, the baths and vapor caves (priced at 25 cents to a dollar for various levels and combinations of care). Other amusements include the Music Room, Ball Room, Great Swimming Pool, Rides and Drives, Polo, Hunting & Fishing, Waterfalls, &c. Inspired by the Villa Medici in Rome, the Hotel Colorado contained 300 guest rooms and 100 private bathrooms, with an open fireplace in most rooms. The Hotel was designed by New York architects Boring, Tilton & Mellen, and built around natural hot springs along the rail lines of the Denver & Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland Railroad. The Hotel opened in 1893, and the testimonials at the back of this booklet are dated 1894.
We locate four potential copies of this work in OCLC, at three Colorado libraries and Southern Methodist University.