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Nevadaville

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1859–1921. 1 mile southwest of Central City

By 1880 Nevadaville was a town of 1,084, but today only a few structures and residents remain. This predominately Cornish and Irish community contained many mines and mills, of which the most notable is the huge, open-pit mine known as the Glory Hole. Most surviving structures are of native yellow rock with brick fronts. They include a ram-shackle barn labeled City Hall (c. 1870) across Main Street (Gilpin County 1) from the town's grandest edifice, the two-story Masonic Temple (1879). Kramer's Saloon (1876) and the Bon Ton Saloon (1880s) are hangovers from livelier times when thirteen saloons lubricated Nevadaville.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Nevadaville", [Central City, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GL20.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 197-197.

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