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Hard Times Hotel (Wolff Building)

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Wolff Building
1887. 201 2nd St. (southeast corner of Rosita Ave.) (NR)

William Wolff amassed a fortune in mining and built the first hotel in Westcliffe, a two-story brick affair with a rough-faced sandstone facade trimmed with the same stone in smooth and cross-hatched blocks. The front parapet is supported by full-height corner pilasters and has a central signature pediment. Two 8-foot-high windows flank the door, all with round-arched surrounds of stone blocks. A low stone wall in front of the building retains iron rings for hitching horses. Formerly the National Hotel, the building has been restored and renamed the Hard Times Hotel.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Hard Times Hotel (Wolff Building)", [Westcliffe, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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