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Restoring an Historic Stained-Glass Window

For anyone visiting Louisville over the past 100 years, the Blue Parrot Restaurant was a familiar name and sight. You definitely saw their neon sign at the corner of Main Street and Pine Street, and you may have eaten a plate of their famous spaghetti!

Those more familiar with the restaurant will remember the iconic stained glass window that was located near the front entrance and visible from Main Street. Unfortunately, that window, an important piece of Louisville history, was damaged in the recent renovation of the building.

The window was recently donated by the new owners of the building to the Historical Museum, and The Louisville History Foundation is raising money to help preserve this beautiful piece of stained glass.

Read about the restoration of the window in September 2020 articles in the Daily Camera and the Colorado Hometown Weekly.

The Louisville Historian

All of our members and sponsors receive the Museum’s quarterly publication, The Louisville Historian in the mail. Browse tidbits from the headline articles and read full issues on the Museum website.

Louisville’s Matchless Mine and Its Tumultuous History

Louisville’s Matchless Mine and Its Tumultuous History

When I was preparing recently to give a public walking tour from Harper Lake to the site of Louisville’s Matchless Mine, I didn’t at first realize the extent to which the changed landscape around us would itself be a striking element of the tour. Lovely, large homes...

Going Home: Louisville Residents Who Returned to the Old Country

Going Home: Louisville Residents Who Returned to the Old Country

With the westward expansion of the late 1800s and early 1900s, many people moving to Colorado were separated by long distances from close family members. People who came west to Louisville left behind parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Local...

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