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 Henry Cordes Brown

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Henry Cordes Brown

  • Birth 13 Nov 1820
  • Death 6 Mar 1906
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 11161708

Businessman, philanthropist. In 1892, he founded the Brown Palace Hotel, which became internationally known as one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Some of it's guests include; Presidents Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Harding, Truman, Eisenhower, Romanian Queen Marie, Chinese President Sun Yat Sen, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, and the Beatles. It is currently listed as one of the top 500 Greatest Hotels in the World. He homesteaded the 160 acres that are now downtown Denver and donated the land for the Colorado State Capital. He later unsuccessfully sued the state to get this land back. His philanthropic efforts included the Denver Public Library.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Cordes Brown (13 Nov 1820–6 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11161708, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .