A Literary Resource Unique to Colorado
Louis Dupuy filled his free time by reading about religion and the occult, philosophy and theosophy, home keeping and science, health and anatomy, politics and civics, and history and war. From his days in seminary, he maintained an interest in classical literature and the arts. A former journalist, Dupuy subscribed to newspapers and magazines, studied reviews and lectures, examined biographies, and kept up with popular fiction.
This enviable library was once described as the finest in Colorado. After Dupuy’s death in 1900, the Georgetown Library Association asked philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to purchase Hotel de Paris and turn it into Georgetown’s first public library; initially interested, he later changed his mind and built a public library in nearby Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Therefore, Dupuy’s immense personal collection of books, periodicals, reference works, catalogs, maps, and art portfolios have largely survived and are displayed in situ at Hotel de Paris Museum™.