in 1897 by J.J. Brown, Margaret "Molly" Brown christened the property that
cascaded with water "Avoca" after a poem written by her favorite Irish born
poet, Sir Thomas Moore, appropriately entitled The Meeting of the Waters. Avoca
Lodge was the place where Molly and J.J. escaped the hustle and bustle of Denver
society and found peace and solitude among the trees and farmlands along Bear
The Molly Brown Summer House is really the tale of two families; the Browns
who built Avoca Lodge over a century ago, and five generations of the Fehlmanns
who have grown up with the heritage of Molly Brown and now struggle to keep the
We invite you to tour this web site and learn about Molly, J.J., Avoca Lodge
and the Fehlmann Family. We believe that a tour of this site not only provides
information about "Molly" Brown, but also provides some interesting history of
Denver during the early 1900s and into the present.
Molly Brown Summer House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
on January 26th, 1990. The National Historic Register describes the house as a
two-story dipped brick construction with sandstone foundation, lovely window
lintels, eyebrow windows in the attic and from the outside presents an
unpretentious yet striking resemblance to the Brown’s flamboyant abode at 1340
Pennsylvania Avenue. The architecture of the Molly Brown Summer House is unique
to this area of Denver and we have provided some information on the
architectural details that grace the house.
Today, history comes alive during a visit to the Molly Brown Summer House.
Schedule a tour and learn more about Molly, JJ, the Fehlmann family and the
history of Colorado. Mary Rose ("Mo") and mother Jane bring the stories handed
down through the generations to life once again.
To order a printed booklet
about the Molly Brown Summer House, please contact Momo at 303-989-6639.
The booklet contains a full
history of the Brown's life at Avoca Lodge and includes photographs of the
interior, exterior and architectural details.