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The Delaware Hotel

In the mid 1880's three brothers, William F., George F. and John W. Callaway, Denver queens ware merchants, came to Leadville. The brothers established a branch of their business on lower Harrison Avenue. They built the two-story Callaway Block on the northeast corner of Sixth and Harrison (which later burned). In 1886 they erected the Delaware Hotel as a monument to their home state. John Callaway was proprietor. The Delaware Block was completed by October, 1886 at an estimated cost of $60,000.

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Brenda Loveless 12 Jan 2010

great capture of the grand old building!

Peter Rivron 11 Jan 2010

Wonderful capture Nancy, thanks for saharing the history.

jerry carlin 11 Jan 2010

and a grand old building they got for it! even I remember tuna fish at 5 cans for a dollar! I'm old.

Artist Reply: I'll say. You're not quite as old as this though.. I remember tuna on sale for 3 for a dollar, and i'm not that ancient. ; )