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Knights of Pythias Hall

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1864. 101 Gregory St.

J. E. Scobey's Billiard Saloon occupied this early brick commercial structure before the Knights of Pythias purchased it in 1885. The second-story round-arched windows were matched by arched windows on the first floor before conversion to solid plate glass storefronts. The building is now completely surrounded by the giant, four-story Bullwhackers Casino (1992), which has preserved only the facade of the old hall. Here, and in many other casinos, cheap contemporary roof-top screens hiding mechanical systems wreck any neo-Victorian illusions perpetrated by the rest of the building.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Knights of Pythias Hall", [Central City, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GL27.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 199-199.

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