Keating Mansion Exterior Rehabilitation Complete
Historic Denver, Inc. is proud to announce the upcoming completion of the State Historical Fund Grant it has managed for the Keating Mansion, now named the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast. The mansion was originally named for Jeffrey Keating, a Denver real estate developer and promoter and a founder of the McPhee & McGinnity Lumber Company. The mansion is a designated Denver Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The work addressed several key areas of deterioration on the exterior of the mansion, thereby preventing further damage to its historic design and materials. The most critical of these was the failure of the gutters, which allowed water to penetrate into the wood trim of the loggias and front porch and the delicate sandstone blocks with floral carving. The project corrected this drainage problem by repairing and replacing as needed the copper gutters and repaired all damaged wood, including the fascia, soffits, crown molding and the badly damaged ceiling of the front porch. The deteriorating stonework of two of the chimneys was also repaired.
The mansion is a prominent landmark in the surrounding neighborhood, in close proximity to popular tourist destinations such as the State Capitol, the Molly Brown House Museum, Civic Center and the Colorado History Museum. The inn hosts over 4,000 people a year as paying guests, but welcomes many more as general visitors free of charge. Non-profit organizations such as the Colorado Gay & Lesbian Chamber, the Log Cabin Republicans and the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods regularly use the mansion as a venue for meetings. Tour operations such as Grayline Bus Tours and Colorado Sightseer make regular stops at the mansion to offer tourists an opportunity to appreciate Denver’s diverse architecture, its historic grand homes and the history of its development as a city.
Historic Denver was proud to work with Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast’s owner and proprietor, Carl S. Schmidt II, on the project, as well as the contractor, Rand Corp, Inc. We would also like to acknowledge the tremendous support of the State Historical Fund in this project.
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March 2011 Preservation News
“One singular sensation” Coming this Spring...
Starting Mother’s Day weekend, come for the best gourmet breakfast in Denver where there is no place like Capitol Hill Mansion B & B Inn. The generous gourmet breakfast, whether served in the dining room during the cold weather or on the patio during warm, will set the tone for your day. As word spreads throughout Denver about the delicious gourmet meal, terrific coffee and great hosts, The Inn will open, in the spring of 2010, Bailey Claire’s for Saturday and Sunday brunch from Spring through Fall. This reservation only brunch will provide a peaceful time to spend under the sun sipping a mimosa and enjoying a spectacular meal, champagne for two for $52.80, plus tax and gratuity.
Make the Capitol Hill Mansion B & B Inn your home away from home for your next trip to Denver! It’s everything you need for a relaxing, romantic weekend.
Whether you’re dreaming of a getaway on the magic day, or either of the surrounding weekends, let us pamper you and your sweetheart with a intimate “Breakfast for Dinner” …with a complimentary bottle of champagne for two (2)served by candlelight in the privacy of your room for $52.80 (not including tax and gratuity) per couple. Come and experience the “One Singular Sensation” in Historic Capitol Hill, Downtown Denver with Denver’s Urban Cowboy Culinary Creations... a wonderful way to begin your stay!
Colorado History Museum
The Colorado History Museum is now closed in preparation for the move to the new History Colorado Center being built at 12th and Lincoln, three (3) blocks from the Historic Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn! During this time, please visit one of the other History Colorado museums.
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