100 S Mill

  • Photo 1980. City of Aspen files.

This structure was built as a YMCA, including reading and game rooms. Joseph Chitwood purchased the building in the early 1900′s. Rooms were rented out and a mechanic’s shop (Brand’s Garage) went in on the first floor. The Epicure–a well-known restaurant / bakery–was located here starting around 1945. The business blocks were symbols of prosperity, instilling a sense of civic pride  in the town and boosting the reputation of the individuals for whom they were named.

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Year:

1891

Historical Use:

commercial