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- 1230 Main Street - PO BOX 145 - Ouray
- Colorado 81427 - United States
Once the City of Ouray was founded, the town soon had more horses, mules, and burros than people as the feverish activity of searching for gold, silver and other metals flourished. Within four years of its founding, the area around Ouray had over 30 active mines. Along with the extraction of the metals, developed a booming support industry to supply the operations' needs.
Buildings of all sorts sprang up on what was to become Main Street, many of which are still occupied. From the restored Beaumont Hotel (built 1886) and St. Elmo Hotel (1898), to the unrestored Livery Barn (1883) or the Western Hotel (1881), Ouray presents an abundance of old Victorian architecture to fascinate one's fertile imagination. On the side streets, classic examples of Victorian homes abound, most of them in beautifully-restored condition. In 1983, the City of Ouray was honored to be named as a National Historic District by both the Colorado and National Historic Authorities.