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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.

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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-CF03.

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