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Broadmoor Brook Forest Inn Parrot

no.045 2011-11-01

This Broadmoor parrot figure is signed "Brook Forest Inn Colo" in ink and also has one of the Inn's old squirrel-on-a-log paper labels.

The paper label is just like the envelope mark provided by a past owner of the Inn. It partially covered the ink writing and some of the incised markings.

We steamed the label off to identify all of the markings underneath. Regrettably a small amount of the ink and lacquer came off in the process and the uncovered incised markings revealed only a rather ordinary PH Genter mark.

We visited the Inn this year and found it had operated a gift shop from the mid 1930s to the mid 1940s, selling among other items "pottery made in Colorado Springs".

The photo above is the back of the Inn.

The old Sanborn post card shows the front of the Inn just about as it is today.

The Brook Forest Inn ad is from a mid 1935 Colorado Hotel Greeters Guide. It reads "Plan to come and dine with us and you will be impressed with the simplicity, style and charming beauty of the surroundings."

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