This narrow Italianate building was completed in 1892 and and served as the city's premiere hotel for many decades. The hotel was the site of future heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's knockout of prominent boxer Andy Malloy in 1915. A historic mural of the bout has been restored, as well as many features of the building's facade. The building has served a number of roles in the past century, being home to a saloon, post office, and bank, among other purposes. Restored at a cost of over a hundred thousand dollars in 2001, the building might have been lost in a 2006 fire. The building has been home to a popular local watering hole on the first floor for many years.
According to local records, Colorado native and up-and-coming boxer Jack Dempsey defeated Andy Maller in 10 rounds at the hotel in 1915. He won $50 for the victory, a small purse compared to what he would win after becoming the heavyweight champion of the world in 1919.