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Name Astor House
Details Boarding house located at 822 12th Street in Golden, CO. House was built by Seth Lake during the winter and early spring of 1867-68.

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Image of 2003.099.001 - Poem

2003.099.001 - Poem

Original poem written by Ruben Hartmeister titled "Driftwood" a dedication to the Astor House in April of 1972. The poem has leaves drawn along the right side of the page. The left side has leaves and stylized letters at the beginning of the paragraphs. Calligraphy and decorative embellishments done by Verna Katona. Hartmeister signed the bottom of the poem. The poem is housed in a gold metal frame.

Image of 2011.020.080 - Scrapbook

2011.020.080 - Scrapbook

Object list can be found in the front of the three-ring binder. 1) -"Home continues to make history" by Lorraine Wagenbach; The Colorado Transcript September 27, 1983 2) -"Action Center puts people back on feet" by Lorraine Wagenbach; The Colorado Transcript April 16, 1981 3) -"Talking back to clich├ęd vocabulary" by Lorraine Wagenbach; Rocky Mountain News January 17, 1983 -"On Words and Numbers" by Lorraine Wagenbach, 2 pages -Correspondence to Speak Out Editor from Lorraine Wagenbach, July 6, 1982 -Correspondence from Bill Hosokawa of The Denver Post to Lorraine Wagenbach, May 14, 1982 -Correspondence from Lorraine Wagenbach to William Hornby editor of The Denver Post May 7, 1982 4)

Image of 2014.007.002 - Audiocassette

2014.007.002 - Audiocassette

One compact disc and one audio cassette recording of Maude White and Irene Goetze. Completed as part of Golden Landmarks Association Oral History Project Phase II. Topics covered in interview with Maude White include: I. Coming to Golden in 1902 from Aspen II. Father was a miner, working at the quarry III. Transporting the rock for the Denver Tramway IV. Later worked for Rubey Clay Pits V. Available foods VI. Stewart Market VII. Treffeisen slaughter house VIII. White family ranch IX. Cornish pasties, monthly pasty sale X. Water well XI. Entertainment: shows opera, dances, roller skating, slide shows XII. People XIII. Businesses: flour mills freights trains XIV. Events XV. T

Image of 2015.014.285 - Map

2015.014.285 - Map

2011 colored map of historic sites and structures in Jefferson County. Created by the Jefferson County Historical Commission, celebrating 150 years of the county.

Image of 2016.061.016 - Map

2016.061.016 - Map

Folded 1976 map of designated historic sites in Jefferson County in celebration of its centennial. Buildings are sketched in green, and have captions about each site. Astor House is number twenty-five of twenty-five on the list.

Image of 2017.034.020 - Fonds

2017.034.020 - Fonds

Folder #20 containing items from Georgina Brown, including - Postcard - Max Mosko Motel (near Kipling and Colfax) - KVOD Memorandum dated 3-15-1958 on thirty Golden elementary school children competing in a county spelling bee - Magazine - Judicature: To Promote the Efficient Administration of Justice," 1966, containing an article written by Daniel Shannon profiling the 1964 Hall of Justice in Golden - 1967 - Student Enrollment and Facilities Projectins - Pamphlet - "The New Courthouse, 1878" - Typewritten page of "Golden, Colorado's Liberty Bell" by Mary M. Baxter, 1967 - Pamphlet - "Morrison Monitor" - 1940 - Pers

Image of 2017.022.001 - Map

2017.022.001 - Map

Copy of a July 1886 map of Golden, Colorado done by The Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Limited. Map discusses fire and water safety. Map is in five separate pages and in color, with buildings highlighted to reflect different data. Each page contains Golden Landmarks Association stamp. Map possibly hung in the offices at the Astor House.

Image of 2017.055.005 - Report

2017.055.005 - Report

Statistics of the City of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, Prepared for the Golden Board of Trade by E.L. Berthoud, Secretary, 1879 - 1880. Printed in paper booklet format with goldenrod paper cover, string and glue binding. Pages 1 through 6 appear to have been cut out, and report begins on page 7. Many pages feature ads from Golden businesses. Transcript Print, Golden, Colorado.

Image of 1938.001.003 - Diorama

1938.001.003 - Diorama

The City of Golden diorama is one of three that were made especially for the Jefferson County Museum soon after it opened. They were crafted by Leila Reece. The miniature city shows Golden as it was believed to appear in 1879. An article in the Golden Transcript suggests there was some discussion about whether it was done correctly at the time. Several highlights include the county courthouse, cemetery hill, and the Coors Brewery.

Image of 2009.005.012 - Calendar

2009.005.012 - Calendar

1976 Golden, Colorado calendar celebrating the centennial of Colorado. Owned by Cliff Evans with personal scheduling notes. Monthly images of important Golden landmarks include Castle Rock, Astor House living room, Golden Cemetery, Guggenheim Hall, Episcopal Church, Old Guy Hill School in original location, Armory Tower, and Foothills Art Center. Sponsored by The Foothills Art Center, Inc and Golden Landmarks Association.

Image of 2009.006.001 - Landscape

2009.006.001 - Landscape

Framed watercolor with pen and ink drawing of the Astor House by Jackie McFarland in about 1972. The landscape shows the back three quarters of the Astor House before it was converted into a museum. South Table Mountain is is visible on the left. A note from the artist is taped to the back thanking Orpha Pattridge for purchasing the work from Foothills Art Center in Golden. THe price of $50 is also written on the back.

Image of 2011.020.091 - Calendar

2011.020.091 - Calendar

Calendar produced by The Golden Landmark's Association to commerate the organization's 20th anniversary in Golden, Colorado. Each month has a picture of a prominent building in Golden with the exception of January which has an arieal view of Golden.

Image of 2014.002.023 - Poster

2014.002.023 - Poster

One color poster showing different landmarks of the City of Golden. The poster also includes written history of different landmarks and of the City of Golden. The poster was created by Front Range Poster Promotions from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Image of 2015.070.014 - Postcard

2015.070.014 - Postcard

Color postcard of the Astor House located at the corner of 12th and Arapahoe Streets in Golden, Colorado. The words "The Astor House 1867" are seen on the side of the building. Meyer Hardware is seen in the background, behind the Astor House. A flower planter is seen in the foreground of the postcard. A brief history of the Astor House is written on the back of the postcard.

Image of 2017.023.001 - Calendar

2017.023.001 - Calendar

Paper side-stitched 1973 calendar created by Golden Landmarks Association featuring artwork by local artists of heritage sites in Golden, Colorado. Artists included are Jackie McFarland, Lois Cowley, Hal Shelton, Carla Granquist, Virginia Cobb, Pat Denton, Betty Tidwell, and Martha Thompson. Subjects include churches of Golden, Astor House, Dr. Kelly's House, Castle Rock, Armory Building, Railroad Section Foreman's House, Entrance to Lariat Loop, Old Kitchen Range, George West Home, Ruby Mine Superintendent's House, and The Day Residence.

Image of General business directory for Golden, CO and the surrounding areas. General overviews include: Jefferson County, agriculture, mining, Golden, educational institutions, churches, secret societies, manufacturers, business houses, and personalities. Numerous photographs are included along with advertisements for local businesses.  Written on the front cover: Property Pioneer Museum, Golden, Colorado; March 15, 1902.  Stamped in the inside of the front cover: Golden DAR Pioneer Museum.

General business directory for Golden, CO and the surrounding areas. General overviews include: Jefferson County, agriculture, mining, Golden, educational institutions, churches, secret societies, manufacturers, business houses, and personalities. Numerous photographs are included along with advertisements for local businesses. Written on the front cover: Property Pioneer Museum, Golden, Colorado; March 15, 1902. Stamped in the inside of the front cover: Golden DAR Pioneer Museum.

General business directory for Golden, CO and the surrounding areas. General overviews include: Jefferson County, agriculture, mining, Golden, educational institutions, churches, secret societies, manufacturers, business houses, and personalities. Numerous photographs are included along with advertisements for local businesses. Written on the front cover: Property Pioneer Museum, Golden, Colorado; March 15, 1902. Stamped in the inside of the front cover: Golden DAR Pioneer Museum.

Image of Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Image of 2008.010.084 - Print, Photographic

2008.010.084 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Republican Sheriff of Jefferson County, Colorado. Carlos was born in Dekalb, Illinois in 1852. He came to Golden with his parents in 1860 and lived for a while south of Golden at Apex Junction. His father, Seth, built the Astor House in Golden and the family moved there in 1862. As a boy, Carlos won the friendship of Ute Chief Colorow. In 1874, he joined the Goden Excelsior Fire and Hose Company NO. 1 and was elected assistant chief in 1875, 1877 and 1878. In 1877, Carlos participated in the infamous kidnapping of Judge Stone of the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1879, Carlos was elected Chief of the Fire Department. In 1880, he left the fire department when he was a

Image of 2010.010.007 - Print, Photographic

2010.010.007 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of a covered omnibus pulled by two horses filled with people. Seated in front of the carriage from left to right: Alonzo, Gertrude, Fern, Bernard, and Edith Petrie. The building behind the carriage is the Astor House at 822 12th Street in Golden, Colorado.The carriage is decorated with flowers? Houses are in the background.

Image of 2011.020.047 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.047 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Golden, Colorado viewed toward the North with North Table Mountain in the background. The Loveland Building and the Astor House are seen along 12th Street. Bella Vista Hotel is seen near the background located along Washington Avenue.