Monday, June 11, 2012


One thing that I learned today is that the Mining Exchange Hotel in Colorado Springs (a most excellent establishment, though I'm not so sure about the Original Art Work that hangs throughout - as above, in our room, depicting the building itself) is not the same building as the Exchange Bank (now much mutilated, and barely recognizable).   This was instantly obvious when I returned and compared the building we'd been staying in with the money box that I gave Alice a couple of years ago.  Alas - but the box shows another floor of rooms, and quite differently shaped windows.

On the other hand - co-incidence rules.  It's still not clear (the elusive City Directories for 1943 and 1944 should clear this one up) when Alice's mother and grandmother vacated the house that I showed yesterday.  But by 1945, it belonged to a Robert LaGrange - an attorney.  And where did that attorney have his offices?  On the 5th floor of the Mining Exchange building, where we were staying and where Alice still is ...

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