Thursday, April 9, 2009
Molly Brown Mansion
(Let me just say that I've never visited the Brown home, but I want to. All this information is by research in books and from the internet.)
The Brown Home was built in the 1889 by William Lange and commissioned by Isaac and Mary Large when people began moving west. It is in an important area of Denver, at Capitol Hill neighborhood. It is at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue. Now, please keep in mind that this is in Denver and not Washington D.C. It is Victorian Style, and is 7,500 square feet. As seen above, the house's exterior is composed of stone and wood with wooden Victorian/Gothic style touches and statues of lions. The inside has beautiful features. It has copper ceilings, statues, and grand chandeliers. It had also oak paneling that was very elaborate, hand woven carpets, elegant stained glass windows, gilt on the grand piano, marble fireplaces, a polar bear carpet, even silver dollars cemented in the floor. After she died in 1932, the home was sold to another owner and then, recent owners learned that it was owned by the very famous Molly Brown who survived the Titanic, ran for the U.S. Senate, and did very much for charity. So, they turned it into a museum where it is open today for tours. The house is claimed to be haunted, with Mr. Brown's tobacco being smelt in the living room, a figure being seen in a bedroom, and other mysterious things happening. If you're ever in Denver, Colorado, please visit it.