Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 17 of 365 Days of Boulderado Photos ~ Dual Light Fixture

This light fixture can be found in the Hotel Boulderado's Historic Section on the staircase between the 3rd and 4th floors. It's not original to the hotel, but it's an excellent example of the type of light fixtures that were installed here when we opened in 1909. Back then, people weren't all too sure that electricity would serve as a viable form of energy in Colorado; the high winds kept knocking the power lines down. To be ready for anything, light fixtures like the one above were installed that could run on either gas or electricity, depending on what was available.