The Boulderado had been built shortly after the turn of the century as one of Colorado's frontier jewel hotels, along with the Jerome Hotel in Aspen and the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood
Springs. The most distinctive feature of the Boulderado was the stunning stained-glass ceiling that rose high above the central vault of the lobby. The original ceiling had been destroyed by fire, but an
exact replica had been reconstructed during renovations in the 1980s. The ceiling was an architectural extravagance that I welcomed every time I gazed at it.