This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Clifton House


AddressE. of Hwy. 285 at Shaffers Crossing
QuadPine, 1965 (1985)
SectionS32, T6S, R71W
Elevationc. 8000
SourceCrain, "A Circle of Pioneers," p. 24. Landmark designation 8/2/2004
OtherClifton House Inn
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Initialdate1994-05-09 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-12-17 00:00:00-07
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HistoryBuilt in the 1800s by Rudolph Poltz, grandfather of the Long brothers who own the Long Brothers Garage at the present time. The structure was operated as a hotel by Charles Long and his wife. In 1888, a telephone exchange, the Clifton Exchange, was located in the hotel and had a plug board and generator to make the ring. It was moved to Bailey in 1921. Designated a County Landmark in 2004.
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