National and State Register

Brown Palace Hotel

Denver County

The Brown Palace Hotel, America’s second fireproof building, was begun in 1889 and completed in 1892.  Denver architect Frank East Edbrooke designed the building for Henry C. Brown and co-owners W. H. Bush and N. M. Tabor.

A view of the Brown Palace from a distance with two trees on the left.

Brown Palace Hotel 

Brown paid three-quarters of the total $2 million construction and furnishing costs.  The hotel has long played a role as the social and cultural landmark of Denver.  It has regularly hosted U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, and business leaders, as well as the traveling general public.  The property is associated with the Historic Resources of Downtown Denver Multiple Property Submission.