In 1896, Silverton brewery owner Charles Fischer built the Teller House to provide rooms for Silverton’s turn of the century visitors. We continue to service guests with an experience reminiscent of Mr. Fischer’s original vision.
In 1997, the Teller House became a partnership between Frances Brooks and Tiffany & Kevin deKay. Under their ownership, the hotel was fully restored to its original Victorian charm. The rooms retained their woodwork and high ceilings, were furnished with 19th century antiques, and decorated with era-specific ornaments.
Today, the quaint hotel continues to fulfill its early role.
The hotel was named after Henry Moore Teller (1830-1914). Henry Teller was a lawyer, businessman, and politician from Colorado. He influenced much of the state’s early economic growth through his mining legal work and investment projects, such as the development of the Colorado Central Railroad. Teller was a Major General in the Colorado Militia, a US Senator, and the Secretary of the Interior (1882-1885).
Mr. Teller made a name for himself as a politician by having unconventional and outspoken views. He opposed the allotment of Native American lands. He believed the bill was short-sighted and that the policy of the Dawes Act would harm Native American welfare. He worried that Native Americans would ultimately be left displaced. “If this were done in the name of greed, it would be bad enough; but to do it in the name of humanity … is infinitely worse.” – Henry Teller
Continuing along a similar sentiment, Henry Teller was cautious about US involvement in the Spanish-American War. He supported US participation but worried greed would get the best of man. To prevent the US from overreaching, the Teller Amendment was created. The amendment provided a condition that the US would aid Cuba in its war for independence, but could not annex the island.
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