Some Q&A about the Windsor Hotel

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell

Historic Renovation – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

Q: Why do you want to restore this old building?

A: Del Norte has a remarkably rich history, and a surprisingly large number of surviving significant buildings dating to the period before and just after 1900. The Windsor Hotel complex is the largest of them, and is the centerpiece of this important legacy. To quote Ruth Marie Colville: “Imagine the vision and audacity of the people who built this large, elegant hotel in a tiny, remote town in 1876”. We have an opportunity to show vision and audacity in our own time by restoring this landmark as a living history showplace for future generations in our community.

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Rebuilding the Rio Grande Hotel in Creede

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell

Historic Renovation – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Creede Repertory Theatre brings many artists to that small mountain town every summer, when housing is scarce. But the Rio Grande Hotel restoration project will help with that shortage starting this summer.

The Rio Grande Hotel, constructed in 1892 to house railroad workers, will include six rooms, a dining area, and other amenities. The grounds will have paving, parking, landscaping, and an amphitheater.

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Architect Mark Jones: Reclaiming History

Article by Marcia Darnell

Historic Renovation – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

IF THERE’S A RENOVATION PROJECT in the works in the San Luis Valley, chances are Mark Jones is involved. The Del Norte architect is in the vanguard of a movement to save the Valley’s historical buildings from the fatal effects of time and neglect.

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