Historic hotel in Silver Plume Colorado for sale

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The old Windsor Hotel (1884) in Silver Plume, Colorado is for sale…

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Astonishingly, it is still owned by descendants of the original family! [correction/clarification below in comments section]

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I first saw this house listed on the fabulous Old House Dreams website.  And it is a gold mine for all of you history buffs out there!

 

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Wonderful opportunity to own a true piece of history in the Georgetown Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District. Could be a single family home or B&B. Many historic touches remain, and the views from Silver Plume are spectacular.

– from: http://oldhousedreams.com/2011/10/11/1884-hotel-silver-plume-co-299000/

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Silver Plume is another great little Colorado town filled with mining-boom era Victorian homes. It is a place that we have considered for relocation, but they do get a lot more snow there than we get in Canon City. That’s a huge deterrent for snow-phobic me.

The Windsor Hotel is currently for sale for $299,000.

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Come have a look inside…

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This place is like a museum!

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Look at this amazing antique stove in the kitchen:

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And that old linoleum? This old house is essentially frozen in time!

It was built in the year 1884. Not as old as my house, but very close.

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I wonder how many decades the wallpaper, carpet and furnishings have been there?

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The old hotel currently has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Imagine buying this home to use as a bed & breakfast! I hope it finds a worthy owner who realizes and embraces the depth of history here, rather than gutting the poor old gal.

If you would like to see more details on this historic family hotel, see here and here.

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8 Responses to Historic hotel in Silver Plume Colorado for sale

  • Brian Webber says:

    Hello. Just a correction on the history of the Windsor hotel!
    Your comments state it is currently owned by the decendants of he original owners. That is not a correct statement. In the 3rd photo down from the top the woman on the balcony on the left side is “Mary Tregonning Lampshire” My Great great grand mother. She passed away Christmas eve 1909 at that time the Collins family bought the business, The hotel was a wedding gift from her 2nd husband Henry Lampshire. The original Windsor hotel was across the street and along the creek. That lot is now vacant. They moved to the “New Windsor” hotel when the rail road was introduced. To be closer to the workers coming in. So the Windsor Hotel sign that is up is from the original location.
    Just thought you would like some more history on this building.
    At the time of Mary’s death she had lived in Silver Plume for 45 years.
    Brian Webber Great great grandson of the “Original Owners”

    • housecrazy says:

      Thanks for the correction and information Brian!

    • Sharon Haskins Kennedy says:

      Hello Brian and Janice,

      This is a note to clear up the history about The Windsor Hotel. Thomas Burke deeded the property to Margaret Wood in 1878, who added an addition and opened a hotel in 1893. Wood deeded the property to Robert Brothers & Francis (a partnership) in May 1897. The property set vacant for a few years until it was leased to Mary Lampshire, who had managed the first Windsor Hotel (which later became the La Veta Hotel, located on the east side of Woodward Ave. near Main St. In 1901 The Wood hotel building had some renovations done and and Mrs Lampshire moved in as soon as repairs were completed. It was named the New Windsor. In 1904, Mrs. Lampshire, who had been ill and had been worn down for some time, moved to a lower altitude. In 1905 Mrs. Sarah (nee Lampshire) Burge took charge of the New Windsor hotel until 1907, when Mrs. Mary Collins, (my Grandmother) leased the Hotel. She purchased the Hotel In 1916 from Roberts Brothers & Francis. They deeded the property to Mary Collins. It has remained in our family since that time. The Signs of the Windsor Hotel were made by my Uncle Dave Collins, Mary’s son. According to the records at the Court House in Georgetown CO (researched by Alexis Ehrgott) There is no record of the Lampshire’s as “property owners” of the Windsor Hotel or The New Windsor Hotel. They leased them.
      The adds that were placed by the different real estate sites were incorrect, saying the same family had owned it since 1884.
      All of the furnishings and pictures that show in the Parlor belong to the Collins and Haskins family. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you, Sharon

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  • Janice Rowley says:

    Hi, I am the GG Granddaughter of Henry F Lampshire and his first wife Catherine Harris. I would love to get in touch with Brian via email if that’s possible I would like to know if some of the furnishings were from the original house? Are the pictures on the piano and mantle of the Lampshire family or the Collins family? I just happened upon this listing while researching my Lampshire branch. Hoping to share family stories and pictures with him. :o), Janice

  • Sharon Haskins Kennedy says:

    This are a few corrections to the above statement I sent yesterday so thought I needed to make sure everything is correct. Here is the corrected history.

    This is a note to clear up the history about The Windsor Hotel. Thomas Burke deeded the property to Margaret Wood in 1878, who added an addition and opened a hotel in 1893. Wood deeded the property to Robert Brothers & Francis (a partnership) in May 1897. The property set vacant for a few years until it was leased to Mary Lampshire, who had owned the first Windsor Hotel (which later became the LaVeta Hotel, located on the east side of Woodward Ave. near Main Street. The LaVeta later burned down. In 1901 The Wood hotel building (now owned by Robert Brothers & Francis) had some renovations done and Mrs. Lampshire leased it and moved in as soon as repairs were completed. It was named The New Windsor Hotel. In 1904, Mrs. Lampshire, who had been ill and had been worn down for some time, moved to a lower altitude. In 1905 Mrs. Sarah (nee Lampshire) Burge took charge of the New Windsor hotel until 1907, when Mrs. Mary Collins, (my Grandmother) leased the Hotel. She purchased the Hotel In 1916 from Roberts Brothers & Francis. They deeded the property to Mary Collins. It has remained in our family since that time. The Signs of the Windsor Hotel were made by my Uncle Dave Collins, Mary’s son. According to the records at the Court House in Georgetown CO (researched by Alexis Ehrgott) there is no record of the Lampshire’s as “property owners” of the New Windsor Hotel. She owned the original Windsor Hotel later named the LaVeta.
    The ads that were placed by the different real estate sites were incorrect, saying the same family had owned The New Windsor since 1884.
    All of the furnishings and pictures that show in the Parlor belong to the Collins and Haskins family. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you, Sharon

  • Kathleen Arrich says:

    I am very interested in this hotel and appreciate all the information you have provided here. I have been searching for someone who can tell me the original colors of the exterior of the New Windsor Hotel. I would greatly appreciate it if you have this information and would email me. Thank you very much.

    • housecrazy says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      I don’t have any knowledge of the original colors of the exterior. However, you might try contacting the current owners and they may have some historical documentation, or word of mouth stories that they could share with you.

      Best,
      Sarah Felix Burns

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