Monday, October 26, 2009

Historic Estes Park Theatre Mall Destroyed By Fire

A week ago the historic Estes Park Theatre Mall was destroyed by fire.  We have frequented this mall many times on our visits to Estes Park.  My favorite store, The Christmas Shoppe, is now gone--very sad. 

Those of you not familiar with Estes Park--it is the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.  It sits at an elevation of approximately 7500 feet and is a classic resort mountain town.  We take everyone who visits us to Estes Park.  While the mall was just a small portion of the town's businesses, it is sad nonetheless.

As a note, the Theatre portion featured in the pictures I took in 2006 (below) was not destroyed.  The mall was to the left of the theatre. It was originally built in 1914 as a livery.

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