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Bank Saloon (Garfield County Bank)

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Garfield County Bank
c. 1890. Southeast corner of 1st St. and Parachute Ave.

The most elegant structure in town, this one-story brick corner bank with flattened-arch openings, a diapered frieze, and a corbeled cornice closed in 1937. After its rebirth as the town saloon and social center, it hosted Sunday morning services for Catholic masses and baptisms. The teller cages have been placed behind the bar, and the walkin safe now chills beer instead of bucks.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Bank Saloon (Garfield County Bank)", [Parachute, 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, 485-485.

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