"The Molly Brown's House Museum" Denver Favorite Tip by OlenaKyiv

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  Sphinx in the front of the house
by OlenaKyiv

Favorite thing:
When Browns moved in the house they did some changes to it. One of them is front staircases that led straight to the door from the street. But Molly decided it looks too simple so she change it to a T-shaped staircase decorating with lions, sphinxes, and ornamented vases.

While family traveled, they rented the house.

After Molly's divorce she spent less time in the house and in Denver. She rented out the house, and during her rare stays in Denver, she lived in Brown Palace Hotel. In times of Depression she had to turn the house into a boarding house. There are stories that school's girls did some damage to house, like taking a part wood rails of staircases and throwing them outside

After Molly's death her children who inherited the house sold it for $5,000 (or 6,000 or 10,000 - many sources many prices). The furniture and other things were sold out. For years it was residence to many families, to gentlemen's boarding house.

At the end of 1960s Victorian houses were not popular and Browns house was ready to be demolished, but Historic Denver Inc was able to purchase it for $80,000 and begin restoration. A part of belongings from Browns house was bought out from different auctions, some returned by family's friends, or found in atnique stores.

Molly Brown's House History

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  • Updated May 14, 2007
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