Kit Carson Hotel in La Junta Demolished


Demolition Begins on the La Junta Landmark

 The landmark Kit Carson Hotel in La Junta was torn down this past week.  The 105 year old building was listed on the Colorado Registry of Historic Places, but the owners could not find an investor to help finance any revitalization project for the three story structure at the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Second Street in La Junta.

Wrecking Gear Makes Short Work of the Walls


Traffic Was Diverted Around the Demolition Site

 The hotel had also housed the restaurant known as Kippers.  Empty since 2000, the La Junta city manager, Rick Klein had said the state of the building was becoming hazardous and bids were sent out to demolish the structure this past June, once it was realized there would be no investments in the hotel and no future.

(courtesy photos: John & Deb Mahoney)


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