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Saguache Hotel

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1910. 413–415 Main St.

The thirty-room, two-story Saguache Hotel, composed of two rectangular wings forming an L shape, suggests the Prairie Style with low hipped roofs and hipped dormers spaced along the roofline. Boxed eaves overhang the red brick walls, and a porch with square wooden columns and a wooden plank floor runs south from the intersection of the wings and around the southeast corner of the hotel to the entrance. Florence Gellatley Means, who bought the hotel in 1935 and made it a success, tells that story in But What, My Dear, Do You Know about Hotels? (1992). Now vacant, the building appeared as the Independence Hotel and Saloon in the 1987 PBS American Playhouse production Land of Little Rain.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Saguache Hotel", [Saguache, 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, 439-439.

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