Photo by the Gilpin County Historical Society
The Thomas House - Central CityArticle used with permission by World Casino Directory, written by Lars Jones
The Thomas House tours are provided by the house's owners, the Gilpin Historical Society. The house is a Greek revival style frame house built in 1874 and it was built around the entrance to a mine. From the outside or inside you can see what a middle class family lived like in the early days. The vice president of a local mercantile company and his wife, Bob and Marsha Thomas moved to Denver in 1917 and the house is furnished and decorated as if they have only run to town.
The family kept the house until 1987 until the Gilpin Historical Society purchased it in 1990. It had previously been run as a private museum for three years.
If you can, tour the Coeur d'Alene Mine Shaft House
on the same day - it's also given by the Gilpin County Historical Society
Tour times and schedules as well as more information about the Thomas House or any of the properties owned and administered by the Historical Society can be found by contacting them at:
228 East First High Street, (P O Box 247)
Central City, Colorado 80427-0247
More articles about historic Central City & Gilpin County:
Central City Opera House
Coeur d'Alene Mine Shaft House
Brief history of Central City