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St. Elmo Hotel

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1898, Francis Carney. 426 Main St.
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

Catherine “Kittie” O'Brien Porter Heit had Francis Carney construct this neat brick hotel. Round-arched first-floor openings are juxtaposed with second-floor windows that have Italianate, segmental-arched tops. Once a humble, $1-a-night hotel for miners, the St. Elmo was rehabilitated in the 1980s as a bed and breakfast, offering elegant Victorian accommodations and Continental cuisine in the Bon Ton, as Kittie first called the dining room a century ago.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "St. Elmo Hotel", [Ouray, 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, 572-572.

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