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Mon-Ark Shrine Club (Laura Evans Parlor House)

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Laura Evans Parlor House
c. 1900. 129 W. Sackett Ave.

Laura Evans, who lived to the age of ninety, ran a “female boarding house” from the 1890s to 1950 in this plain, two-story, red brick building. Stucco now coats the facade and the bulging stone window trim, banding, and cornice. The one-story frame apartments across the street contain six small rooms used by Madam Evans's less popular boarders. The Shriners have converted the notorious bordello to their temple.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Mon-Ark Shrine Club (Laura Evans Parlor House)", [Salida, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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