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Teller House (Central City, Colo.)

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: "When it opened its doors in 1872, the Teller House was the most opulent hotel between Chicago and San Francisco. Rooms cost $2 a night at a time when the going rate was 50 cents. Though no longer used as a hotel, the Teller House is the center for opera-related activities, such as receptions, recitals, a gift shop. It also houses the famous Face Bar with the “Face on the Barroom Floor” and classical murals on the surrounding walls. Located next door to the Opera House, the Teller House is also a living museum of Victorian artifacts and furniture once belonging to Baby Doe Tabor and Governor John Evans"--Online description.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Box 389: Teller House Notebooks, 1880-1933

 File — Box M123.0389: Series M123.01 [Barcode: U186023276230]
Identifier: M123.01.0389

This box contains (2) notebooks from the Teller House. The first notebook contains an inventory of items in the Teller House. This notebook is undated but seems to be from the 1880s. The second notebook is about the dimensions of the Teller House (1933) and belonged to Paschal Quackenbush.

Dates: 1880-1933

Davis, Herndon, 2002

Identifier: M123.03.0189.0040

Folder contains paper written by James Hansmann for a history course concerning Herndon Davis who was responsible for the painting 'The Face on the Barroom Floor,' in 1936 on the floor of the Teller House Bar in Central City, Colorado, United States.

Dates: 2002

George Gobel Wearing Fur Pants in the Teller House, 1972

Identifier: M123.03.0190.0044.00003

Black and white photograph of CCOHA actor, George Gobel, seated in the Teller House wearing fur pants holding a guitar.

Dates: 1972

Herndon Davis Scrapbook

Identifier: M309
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Teller House Hotel Register

Identifier: M215