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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.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Nevadaville", [Central City, 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, 197-197.

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