The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, Colorado. The house was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret "Molly" Brown, who was known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because she survived the sinking of the RMS "Titanic" in 1912. The house was built in the 1880s by architect William A. Lang, incorporating several popular styles of the period, including Queen Anne Style architecture, for the original owners Isaac and Mary Large. They suffered financially from the crash resulting from the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893 and were forced to sell the house. It was purchased by James Joseph Brown, Margaret's husband, in 1894, and the title was switched to Molly in 1898, possibly due to J.J.'s deteriorating health. Margaret and the family traveled a great deal, and the house was rented out. In 1902, it served as the Colorado governor's mansion During the Great Depression, Margaret was forced to turn it into a boarding house under the supervision of her housekeeper. The house, then in disrepair, was sold after Margaret's death in 1932. By 1970 it was set for demolition, but a group of concerned citizens formed Historic Denver, Inc., raising the funds for the house to be restored to its former status and operating it as a house museum.