The Molly Brown House, located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street, is one of Denver’s popular tourist attractions.
“Molly” Brown – who really only went by Margaret or Maggie, is most famous for surviving the 1912 sinking of the Titanic after the ocean-liner hit an iceberg.
Tragically, the ship was advertised as “unsinkable,” on its maiden voyage, and, due to hubris, it did not have enough life jackets and boats for all the people onboard. Not even close.
It is estimated that more than 1,500 people (of the 2,224 passengers and crew) perished when the largest then-existing ship sank in the frigid waters. MollyBrown.Org Photo Gallery
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Survivors were rescued by the Carpathia the next day. Most second- and third-class passengers (people of less wealth) died that fateful night between April 14th and 15th. Margaret Brown saved many passengers’ lives by helping them evacuate the Titanic.