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Albany Hotel Papers

Identifier: COU:15

Scope and Contents

The Albany Hotel Papers consists of 28 ledgers that range from July 1913 to April 1922. Ledgers 5-18, 21, 22, 24, 25 and 27 have 2 books each.


  • Creation: 1913 - 1922

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This collection is open for access.

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Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

The construction of the original Albany Hotel in Denver began in the early 1880s by a builder from Albany, New York. The buidling was completed in 1882. Three years later the original owner found himself in financial difficulties, so he sold the hotel to a firm headed by Senator Thomas M. Patterson and Samuel Morgan, leading figures in Denver of that day. Samuel B. Morgan was a pioneer real estate dealer in Denver, who formed a partnership with others under the firm name of Morgan, French & Company. In 1936 the Patterson family bought the Morgan share.

The hotelwas originally located at 17th and Stout. Annexes to the hotel eventually pushed the structure on down to 18th. The main building was burnt in a large fire on September 2, 1962, and as a result was extensively remodeled. The Albany became one of Denver's major downtown hotels in the 1970s.


6 linear feet

Language of Materials



The papers consists of the guest registers of the Albany Hotel for the period of 1913 to 1922. The Hotel was located in Denver.


This collection is arranged in the order in which it was donated, wtih an item level inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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