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Riverside Hotel

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1903. 1983, restoration. 509 Grand Ave.

A clapboard structure expanded over the years with the same primitive planking, the Riverside Hotel is somewhat more elaborate inside, where a huge fireplace warms a tiny lobby decorated with animal horns and old rocking chairs sit in a quaint saloon. The ram-shackle, twenty-two-room hotel was given a rustic look in 1983 by owner Abraham Estaban Rodriguez, who took out “everything that was tin and plastic,” restoring a frontier simplicity to this two-story antique, which follows the riverside contour to minimize excavation.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Riverside Hotel", [Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GA03.

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