Watch Our New Teller House Documentary!

Watch Our New Teller House Documentary!

Did you know that a large part of CCO’s mission is to preserve 27 historic properties in Central City, including the iconic Opera House and Teller House? If history is your thing, check out our documentary on the origins of the Teller House! Built in 1872 during...
The Wild West History of the Williams’ Stables

The Wild West History of the Williams’ Stables

The Williams’ Stables: A Cornerstone of Central City History By: Linda Jones and Erin Osovets Once the site of Henry Teller’s log cabin, the old livery across the street from the Teller House was constructed in 1876 and purchased by Gilpin County Sheriff Dick...
The Teller House Turns 150 Years Old

The Teller House Turns 150 Years Old

Constructing a grand hotel was part of a thoughtful strategy to show investors that Central Ctiy was a legitimate and permanent mining town worth investing in. Once billed as “the finest hotel west of the Mississippi,” the Teller House in Central City has stood...
The McCourt Mansion: A Capitol Hill Landmark with Ties to Baby Doe

The McCourt Mansion: A Capitol Hill Landmark with Ties to Baby Doe

The McCourt Mansion is the featured home in the 2021 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour, the Central City Opera Guild’s annual fundraiser. To learn more about L’Esprit, go to lesprithometour.com. With its unique ties to Colorado theater history, the...
The History of Central City Opera’s Hickory Memorial Chairs

The History of Central City Opera’s Hickory Memorial Chairs

When the Opera House opened in 1878, the hardy audience of miners sat in folded wrought iron chairs as they enjoyed the fruits of their labor. Later, owner Peter McFarlane replaced them with sturdy hickory chairs that were used until the house closed in 1927. When...
The Johnson House: A Love Story through the Ages

The Johnson House: A Love Story through the Ages

With over 150 years of history, the Johnson House at 201 Eureka has stood as a testament to love, loss and the resilience of the town it inhabits. Its connection to Central City Opera is more binding than sharing the same street; the people who lived in and restored...