Top 20 Leadville Businesses With 100+ Years Honored
On September 30, the Leadville Workforce Center (LWC) recognized 20 Lake County businesses who have kept their doors open for more than 100 years!
The idea to recognize these centennial giants came from Kim Rodriquez, LWC Employment Specialist, who was looking for a way to celebrate Workforce Development Month when her research came up with 20 businesses – and one honorary – that have been operating more than 100 years in Leadville!
So to mark the occasion, there was a special program hosted by the LWC last week to celebrate these entrepreneurs and the business pioneers who came before them. The program included some very interesting remarks from local historian Howard Tritz, regarding the Climax Mine – for instance, at one point in time Summit County tried to move the county line to “take the Molybdenum coming out of Mt. Bartlett.” A situation that, with hindsight and lots of tax revenue, thankfully never happened. Check out Tritz’s Climax overview in this video of his presentation.
Any idea what establishments made the centennial list for Lake County? Well, here they are – 100+ years in business, now that truly is something to celebrate! Congratulations!
First Presbyterian Church, The Healy House, Leadville City Government, Pastime Bar, Annunciation Catholic Church, Lake County Government, Herald Democrat, Parkville Water District, St. Vincent Hospital, Tabor Opera House, Western Hardware Store, St Georges Episcopal Church, Tabor Grand Hotel, Temple Israel, Delaware Hotel, Elks Lodge, Leadville High School, SL Smith Lumber (honorary), US Post Office (80461), Lake County Public library, Climax Molybdenum Mine.