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Historic Neighborhood Markets, Ghost Signs, & the Armstrong Hotel

ArmstrongMarketsI have had SUCH a hard time keeping this quiet– I didn’t want to say anything until it was done. But for several weeks the Armstrong Hotel has been preparing a nice souvenir map of the neighborhood markets that the Lost Fort Collins blog wrote about last year.

The map in my original post was lame, and inaccurate. The Armstrong’s version, which is now available, is nice enough to frame! And it includes a tour of downtown ghost signs.

You still have to use Lost Fort Collins if you want to find all 17 markets. But the Armstrong’s more limited version is just right for your friends and out-of-town guests who maybe don’t have to be obsessive and comprehensive about everything, and just want to go on a nice bike ride and see a few sites.

I hear people like that exist.

Get the map here: http://www.thearmstronghotel.com/outonthetown.php. Click on “Bike through History,” and you’ll find the map in PDF format.

Or ask for one next time you stay at the hotel.

4 comments to Historic Neighborhood Markets, Ghost Signs, & the Armstrong Hotel

  • Lesley

    Very neat! Thanks for sharing! I love it when local businesses take such an interest in the community and history.

  • nisperos

    What’s really amazing to me is the 19 ghost signs, less than half of which I can conjure up in my memory.

    Thanks for the tip.

  • captainbevo

    While browsing through the Fort Collins history connection I found a Chamber of Commerce brochure-very cool-http://history.fcgov.com/archive/chamber/loomis.php
    copy and paste the link and click on the heading Guy E Loomis and follow the arrows.

  • catfc

    Cool, Bevo. Someone enterprising could make a whole “then and now” tour of that brochure.