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Silver Club Building (O'Neil Saloon)

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O'Neil Saloon
c. 1885. 715 Grand Ave.

A pedimented parapet over the corner entry and a Palladian window distinguish this two-story sandstone-trimmed brick building on an alley corner. Amid the north side potpourri of round-arched windows, a fading sign painted on the brick reveals the building's past as Ballie's Garage. The subterranean restaurant has a brick floor and exposed brick walls. This corner building introduces a row of altered Victorians, beginning with the Palace Hotel (c. 1885), and the Italiannate edifice at 717 Grand Avenue, which retains its original storefront under arched second-story windows and a bracketed cornice. The Parkinson Building (c. 1900), 719 Grand Avenue, has been muddled through extensively remodeling, as has 712 Grand Avenue (c. 1898), with sandstone banding poking through grotesque stuccoing.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Silver Club Building (O'Neil Saloon)", [Glenwood Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 481-481.

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