National and State Register

Armstrong Hotel

Larimer County

Constructed in 1913, the Armstrong Hotel is associated with the growth of the automobile and tourism industries that resulted in the road building movement of the 1920s.  Located along US Hwy. 287, the forty-one room hotel provided a comfortable respite for the traveler willing and able to pay for more than the free local auto tourist camp.

The Armstrong Hotel circa 1940.

The Armstrong Hotel, circa 1940.

 The hotel is also a good representative example of early 20th century Commercial style architecture.  The three-story red brick building is a simple yet handsome design.  With its gabled parapet and contrasting black brick headers, sills and lintels, it is typical of the many early commercial buildings found in small towns throughout the western United States.