Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 7 of 365 Days of Boulderado Photos ~ Lobby Drinking Fountain

The drinking fountain found in the Hotel Boulderado's lobby is no ordinary drinking fountain. At the start of the 20th century, Boulder residents purchased a direct pipeline that brought the fresh, cool water from the Arapahoe Glacier right into the town. Drinking fountains, like the one pictured above, were installed all over Boulder. Today, ours is the last remaining. Next time you're in the lobby, take a drink and marvel at the gold-plated spigot and marble details.