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Silver Club Building (O'Neil Saloon)
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.
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