Antlers Hotel (Colorado)

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Northwest view of 1882 Antlers hotel.

The Antlers Hotel was a Colorado Springs lodge opened by William Jackson Palmer in 1882 and which was replaced after the original hotel burned. During the Cold War, Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery Command (ARAACOM) used the hotel in 1951 as a staff facility of the headquarters at Ent Air Force Base. The namesake "Antlers Park" is between the hotel site and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad station, and the façade of the adjacent "Antlers Garage" is the entrance to a municipal parking lot at the main branch of the Pikes Peak Library District.

1969 replacement[edit]

In 1969, a replacement 14-story hotel was built and had several successive names, Antlers Doubletree, Antlers Hilton, etc. It was originally The Antlers Plaza and was affiliated with the Broadmoor, the luxury resort located near Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs. The building is the 4th tallest Colorado Springs building.