Boulder City

Early history (source unknown): "First called Boulder City.  Elevation 5,535 ft. County seat of Boulder County, located near foothills, in North Boulder Valley on Boulder Creek;  and principal station on the Colorado Central Railroad and Denver and Boulder Valley Railroad.  Western Union and Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph.  Money order, telegraph and post-office.  Daily mail and express.  Daily stage lines to Nederland, Caribou, Central City, Sunshine, Salina, Jamestown, Magnolia and Gold Hill.  Population, 4,000.  In 1871 population was 600, 1873-750, 1875-2,100, 1877, 4,000.  Agricultural valleys to the North and South."

Boulder remains the County seat and is the home of the University of Colorado. The population has grown to 94,673 (2000 US Census).

 Below and Right: The first Court House, Erected 1860.
The Second Court House in 1832, Pearl Street, Boulder. Burned in 1932.

2nd courthouse
Boulderado Hotel, Spruce Street The original Carnegie Library which is now the 
Local History Library
Masonic Building was once used as the U.S. Post Office, until the new one was built.  It is now houses the Army Store. Located on Pearl Street.
Additional Boulder Colorado GenWeb Project Photos can be seen at:
The Greene-Earl House, 2429 Broadway, built 1882 in Gothic style.  First occupied by Oscar F. A. Greene, who moved to Boulder in 1872, became City Attorney, and compiled the first set of city ordinances in the Earl House library.  In 1901, it was sold to the Cooks, who enlarged it by two rooms and servants cottage. It was later sold to the Arthur R. Couzens, one of founders of Mercantile Bank and Trust. 1916 it was purchased by I. T. Earl and lived there for 50 years.  Earl came from England in the late 1800s, arriving in Colorado after the WWI, became a cattle businessman with a ranch on Foothills Highway, he also served as Mayor of Boulder. The house is currently transitional housing for youth with behavioral or substance abuse issues. Greene-Earl Inn



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