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K. P. Cafe (Knights of Pythias Hall)

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Knights of Pythias Hall
c. 1875; moved 1895. 429 Main St. (northwest corner of Silver St.)

In 1895 the Knights of Pythias bought the east end of this two-story frame false-front and moved it here from Brownsville, a town that once existed a mile west. The west section of the building was added in 1903 by the Knights, who met in the upstairs hall until 1944. A heavy, bracketed cornice unites the two slightly askew all-wood structures. The south facade is nearly all glass to snatch sunshine and provide a view of funky Main Street and the mine-splotched mountains.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "K. P. Cafe (Knights of Pythias Hall)", [Silver Plume, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-CC24.

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