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 William Austin Hamilton Loveland

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William Austin Hamilton Loveland

  • Birth 30 May 1826
  • Death 17 Dec 1894
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 11127071

Son of Rev. Leonard Loveland and Elizabeth Eldrich.

Businessman. He was founder and president of Colorado Central Railroad, Denver Circle Railroad, and Colorado School of Mines. In 1863, he built the Loveland Block, which housed the first Colorado Territorial Capitol, and the Loveland Mercantile. It is now considered the oldest commercial building in Colorado. He was co-founder of Golden, CO and became part of the first Colorado Territorial legislature. The railroad he created between Cheyenne, WY and Denver helped establish many small towns throughout northern Colorado, of which Loveland was named after him.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11127071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Austin Hamilton Loveland (30 May 1826–17 Dec 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11127071, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .