Category: Astor House

Asbestos Abatement Completed

Asbestos Abatement Completed

When it was first discovered, the silicate minerals known as asbestos were prized for builders for numerous reasons—it was strong, absorbed sound, and was naturally fire resistant. That was incredibly important in the 19th century when the majority of buildings in...
Starting at Last

Starting at Last

At last the day has come when we’ve turned over the keys to Astor House to our asbestos mitigation company, Belfor. If you drive by, you’ll see their trucks parked around the building for the next three weeks or so. It’s a relief to have the work started, but it’s...
Astor House to Close for Rehabilitation

Astor House to Close for Rehabilitation

The following article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of The Golden Informer. When entrepreneur Seth Lake purchased property at 12th and Arapahoe St. in 1867, the lot was occupied by a wooden hotel and outbuildings. Golden by that time already had a...
Golden: Long History of Attracting Cyclists

Golden: Long History of Attracting Cyclists

Golden History Museums has been researching the Astor House by exploring historic editions of the Colorado Transcript, found online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. We are looking for new stories to include when we update the exhibits in the...