The Hotel de Paris Museum is a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. One of the most stunning pieces of architecture in west, the Hotel de Paris Museum stands as a testimonial to Adolphe Francois Gerard, a wealthy Parisian who came to America looking for adventure in the early gold rush days. After enlisting in the Army, he deserted soon after, changed his name to Louis Dupuy, worked as a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, and then became involved in the mining industry in and around Georgetown, Colorado. After receiving an injury from a mining explosion he bought the Delmonico Bakery with the remains of his inheritance, transforming it into the famous Hotel de Paris.

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