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Name Bella Vista Hotel
Details Once located on 12th Street and Jackson across from the First Baptist Church of Golden. Originaly completed in October 1884 as the St. Bernard Hotel, the building was very large with three stories and a half basement. It was torn down on May 27, 1920.

Associated Records

Image of 2011.003.008 - Postcard, Picture

2011.003.008 - Postcard, Picture

Black and white picture postcard of Washington Avenue in Golden viewed downhill toward the Northwest. The flag pole located at 12th Street and Washington Avenue is visible in the middle of the street. Bella Vista Hotel is located in the background.

Image of 2015.007.001 - Postcard

2015.007.001 - Postcard

One color postcard with an aerial view of downtown Golden, Colorado. Some landmarks of Golden are shown: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bella Vista Hotel, Guggenheim Hall, Jefferson County Courthouse, Mount Zion, and Lookout Mountain. Written on the top of the postcard: 1800; Golden, Colorado; and On Colorado & Southern Ry. Postmark on the back is Golden, Colo. Sept 23, 1911 9am.

Image of 2017.061.002 - Painting

2017.061.002 - Painting

Framed oil painting depicting four small houses and a large two story brick building sitting amongst colorful fall foliage. Signed "Verna W. Katona" in lower right. Wood framed with carbboard packing box panel used as backing, and held in place by several small tack nails. On lower right of cardboard panel on back is handwritten in black marker, "Memories of / Mitchell School / 1952-1978 / Verna / with love to / Deana."

Image of The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies.  

The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. 

Businesses and people mentioned. 
-The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr;  W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and people mentioned. -The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr; W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and peopl

Image of 2010.010.003 - Print, Photographic

2010.010.003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Roy Petrie driving a two horse team and wagon at the southeast corner of 10th and Washington in Golden, CO. Several buildings are visible in the background. The building on the left, showing part of a sign that says groceries, is the original Nankivell & Jones Building. They moved to their new location in 1892. Immediately to the right is the Boston Company's Building with the Belle Vista Hotel in the background.

Image of 2011.020.007 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.007 - Print, Photographic

Color photograph of Golden viewed toward the southwest with Clear Creek on the right side of the photograph. South School, Bella Vista Hotel, Washington Avenue, and Lookout Mountain are all visible in the photograph.

Image of 2011.020.037 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.037 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph looking east on 12th Street and the aftermath of the 1913 blizzard. The top of the Bella Vista Hotel is located on the left side of the photograph and the First Baptist Church of Golden is across 12th Street on the right behind piles of snow. South Table Mountain is seen in the background. Trolley car lines are seen at the top of the photograph.

Image of 2011.020.046 - Print, Photographic

2011.020.046 - Print, Photographic

Black and white panorama photograph of Golden, Colorado taken from South Table Mountain looking toward the West. Lookout Mountain, Mount Zion, and the Colorado School of Mines "M" are seen in the background. The Jefferson County Courthouse located at the top of Washington Avenue is seen near the background along with Guggenheim Hall. Bella Vista Hotel and Saint Joseph's Catholic Church are seen on the right side of the photograph.

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.

Image of 2011.099.1020 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.1020 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph viewed down the set of the tracks for the Castle Rock Funicular. Two cars are visible near the bottom of the hill on the tracks. The Bella Vista Hotel is located on the left side of the photograph near the corner. The Golden Mill along Clear Creek is visible on Ford Street on the right side of the photograph. Written on the photograph: 832 E.

Image of 2011.099.518 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.518 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the first Jefferson County dispatcher sitting in front of a switch board at the Bella Vista Hotel in Golden. She is wearing a dark dress with a small clasp purse in her lap and a headset on top of her head. Several pieces of paper are hanging on the wall behind her.

Image of 2011.099.620 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.620 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph view from North Table Mountain showing the Colorado Central Railroad Roundhouse in the foreground. Courthouse hill and the Colorado School of Mines campus are located in the background. Also shown in the background of the photograph Bella Vista Hotel and Guggenheimer Hall.

Image of 2011.099.624 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.624 - Print, Photographic

Black and white panoramic photograph of downtown Golden, circa 1915. Mount Zion and Lookout Mountain are located in the background. Jefferson County Courthouse, Colorado School of Mines, Bella Vista Hotel, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and the Golden Mill are visible in the downtown area.

Image of 2011.099.629 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.629 - Print, Photographic

Black and white aerial view of Golden with the Bella Vista Hotel visible. The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in the background toward the middle of the photograph. South Table Mountain and Castle Rock are in the background.

Image of 2011.099.636 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.636 - Print, Photographic

Black and whitepanoramic photograph of Golden with Clear Creek running along the right side of the photograph. Downtown Golden is located on the left side of the Clear Creek. Saint Joseph's Catholic Church is located in the middle of the photograph in the foreground. Bella Vista Hotel is located on the left center of the photograph. The Jefferson County Court House is located in the middle of the photograph on the edge of town. Mount Zion is located in the background on the left side of the photograph.

Image of 2011.099.637 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.637 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Golden looking North. An unidentified man riding in a wagon with a single horse is located in the foreground of the photograph. Residential yards lined with trees and fences are on either side of the street that runs toward downtown Golden. Downtown Golden is in the background with Bella Vista Hotel located on the right.

Image of 2011.099.638 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.638 - Print, Photographic

Black and white aerial photograph of Golden looking toward Mount Zion. Coors buildings and lakes are located on the right side of the photograph in the foreground. Bella Vista Hotel is located in the middle of the photograph. The Jefferson County Courthouse is located toward the background of the photograph in the middle.

Image of 2011.099.654 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.654 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Washington Avenue looking North with the Methodist Church on the left and the Baptist Church on the right. The Bella Vista Hotel is located on the right side of the photograph in the middle. Electrical poles run along both sides of Washington Avenue.

Image of 2011.099.664 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.664 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Bella Vista Hotel with several buildings in the background. A church steeple is located in the lower right corner of the photograph.

Image of 2011.099.697 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.697 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the front of the Bella Vista Hotel with the word "Hotel" located on the left side of the building. Two horse drawn buggies are parked in the street in front of the hotel. Several people are standing in the right opening of the building. One person is standing on the far left side of the building. The front rooms on the first floor are occupied by T.J. McCartney Grocery on the right, E. F. Runlett's Book and Stationary store in the middle, and the U. S. Post Office is on the left. all facing Jackson Street. There is handwriting identifying these stores as such on the photograph. Several residences are visible in the background. Bella Vista Hotel was located at the