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New Victor Hotel (Bank Block)

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Bank Block
1900. 1992, restoration, Jones Dernbach Associates. Northeast corner of Victor Ave. and 4th St.

This bank building sat atop its own gold mine. While excavating for this four-story structure in 1899, the Woods brothers discovered a 20-inch-wide vein of high-grade ore. Mining continued far underground during and after construction. The bank and the mine lasted until the Great Depression. Later reincarnated as the New Victor Hotel, this beige brick structure with orange brick trim still contains the pressed metal ceiling, 12-foot-high plate glass windows, an ornate elevator, and the office suite used by the Woods brothers. In 1993 a $1 million restoration revived the building as a thirty-room hotel with a bank vault in the lobby.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "New Victor Hotel (Bank Block)", [Victor, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-TL28.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 336-336.

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