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Doc Holliday Tavern

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1900, 724 Grand Ave.

A 10-foot neon six-shooter identifies this classic saloon, a long, narrow brick building that shares a cornice with a twin structure to the north, on which it leans. The massive cherry and mahogany Brunswick back bar, complete with bullet holes, may help to explain why the plank floor tilts to the northwest corner, where the exterior wall and foundation are sinking. A huge stone fireplace supplements the potbellied stove. The interior is decorated as a shrine to the gun-slinging dentist and gambler, creating a rowdy ambiance enhanced by two pool tables.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Doc Holliday Tavern", [Glenwood Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GF06.

Print Source

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

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