Margaret Brown, a philanthropist, activist, and socialite from the United States, lived in the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, Colorado. Because of her assistance to survivors after the RMS Titanic sank, she became known as the "Heroine of the Titanic." Later, she earned the moniker "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." Her former residence now houses a museum with displays that explore her life, Victorian Denver, and historic preservation. In 1972, the residence was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It has the Denver Landmark designation.
The home was created by renowned architect William A. Lang in 1889 and features a number of fashionable architectural fads of the time, including Richardsonian Romanesque for the home's original owners Isaac and Mary Large and Queen Anne style architecture in the United States. The Large family sold the home following the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893. James Joseph Brown (J.J.), Margaret's husband, paid $30,000 for it in 1894, and in 1898, probably as a result of J.J. failing health, Margaret received the title.
Since Margaret and her family were frequent travelers, the home was regularly rented out. It served as the governor's mansion for the Colorado governor and his family in 1902 (Margaret asked them to stay at her house while the governor's palace was being renovated). Under the direction of her staff, Margaret converted the residence into a boarding house in 1926. Following Margaret's passing in 1932, the home was sold for $6,000. The residence afterwards served as a men's rooming house, a Jane Addams Hull House settlement, and rental rooms and flats.
In an effort to stop the House of Lions from being demolished, Historic Denver, Inc. was established on December 11, 1970. Margaret Molly Brown's former Denver, Colorado, home is still owned by Historic Denver, Inc. and is now accessible to the public as The Molly Brown House Museum after undergoing multiple phases of renovation. This is what? Visitors will get the chance to explore the home's 16 rooms on all three stories while taking a guided tour.
Discover Margaret "Molly" Brown's house, a fiery Western woman whose activism and philanthropy influenced many people's lives all around the world. She was the Titanic heroine. James Joseph Brown, the husband, was a mining engineer who discovered gold in Leadville, Colorado, in the Little Johnny mine. Her renovated Denver home, which is a few streets from the State Capitol in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, is open for self-guided tours. For the most recent details on how to be ready for your visit, check out the museum website.
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