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Gold Coin Saloon and Lady Luck Casino

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1897. 118–122 Main St.

Italian immigrants opened this two-story red brick commercial building as the Gold Coin, long celebrated as the most authentic old-time saloon in a town of many antique watering holes. The Coin's swinging doors open into another world. The authentic entry foyer has a shoeshine chair and cigar display case behind a golden oak Eastlake screen with acorn finials. The inner sanctum is warmed by an ancient potbellied stove on a diagonally laid pine plank floor, and tinny music from a player piano bounces off the tongue-and-groove wooden ceiling. The interior was carefully measured and photographed for restoration as the centerpiece of the three-story casino opened around it in 1992. Gambling, however, has been banished from this sanctuary with its Neoclassical back bar.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Gold Coin Saloon and Lady Luck Casino", [Central City, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GL17.

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 196-196.

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