Molly Brown House

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Molly Brown shook the Leadville miners’ dust off her feet when she came to Denver to live in the fashionable Capitol Hill neighborhood. Her efforts to become a part of Denver’s high society were unsuccessful, however, until her life took a surprising turn after the sinking of the "Titanic."

This movie has created new interest in the Molly Brown House museum in Denver, according to the curator of museum. The Victorian house museum, which J.J Brown (the strike-it-rich gold miner) and his wife occupied, has been restored to its original grandeur to showcase her eclectic tastes. Photographs that the Brown’s had taken of the interior of the house were used as a guide. Original colors were determined by examining small microscopic chips of old paint. Even a piece of the original wallpaper was found and reproduced in Europe.

The city of Denver designated a four-block area near East 12th and Pennsylvania Street (which includes the historic Molly Brown house) as the Pennsylvania Street Historic District. Despite the diverse architectural styles and age, 53 buildings from 1040 to 1460 Pennsylvania remain in this district.

Whether or not you are a Titanic movie fan, a visit to the Molly’s "House of the Lions" will reveal much about her lifestyle and tastes.

The museum staff sponsors special events and tours. For information. call (303) 832-4092.

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado, 80203
(303) 832-4092

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