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The Blue Jay Inn

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1880. Jefferson County 126 and S. Wellington Rd. (NR)

Innkeeper Joseph Bailey moved two, two-story log hotels together to form a T-shaped boarding-house for lumbermen. John J. Jerome bought the inn around 1900 and, perhaps with the help of Denver architect Frederick J. Sterner, converted it to a resort. They added the clapboard siding and full-length, shingled, wrap-around veranda. In 1907 the Girls Friendly Society bought it as a summer vacation retreat. Since 1948 Katherine Ramus has operated the inn, which is heated only by a double fireplace, as a summer resort.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "The Blue Jay Inn", [Pine, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 167-167.

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