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My grandmother was the head housekeeping in the 1950. I remember us picking her up after her day was done. Love that place. ♥️

Thanks for sharing your memories, Linda!

It says that the Colburn stopped being a hotel in December of 1989, but I worked there towards the end of 1990 and it was still a hotel. That hotel started my long career in the hotel industry. I started working there in 1990 and still am working in hotels

Thanks for your comment, Dan. We used the following article to derive that date:

"Colburn Hotel closes after 64 years - Movers, shakers, even Red Fenwick's horse pranced at landmark," by Paul Hutchinson, Denver Post, December 1, 1989. The first sentence of the article states, "The Colburn Hotel, a fixture on Capitol Hill for 64 years, will shut its doors tomorrow, a victim of changing times and a struggling economy." 

I lived there at the hotel in 1990 with my parents who both worked in the restaurant. I knew a couple that also worked there. Their names were Lynn and Ron.

I stopped there September 4th 1976 whilst doing a Winston Churchill travelling fellowship I traveled from Washington DC right through many US states by greyhound bus

Judge Ernest A. Colburn was my great-grandfather. I stayed at the Colburn one night in 1972 on a cross-country road trip. Nice to know a piece of the family legacy is still standing.

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