Monday, November 30, 2020

Molly Brown House Museum

Margaret and J.J. Brown moved into this house in 1894.

Just a block and a half off Colfax Avenue lies the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown House Museum at 1340 Pennsylvania Street.

Historic Denver was founded as part of an effort to purchase the Molly Brown House and save it from the wrecking ball that had felled so many of its neighbors in Capitol Hill. The owner at the time, Art Leisinring, put out the alert that he needed to sell the structure, and Denver history lovers and preservationists worked together to save the decrepit mansion. The museum devoted to telling the story of Margaret Brown, Denver philanthropist and suffragist, has been open to the public since March 1971, and has welcomed well over two million people.

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