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Kochevar Saloon

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1899, Jacob Kochevar and Son, builders. 127 Elk Ave.

A symmetrical false front with a decorative bracketed cornice hides a deep, front-gabled structure. The three-bay storefront has double doors in the central recessed entry. The upper facade has three tall, double-hung windows with three smaller double-hung windows above spaced closer to each other, creating the illusion of a third story. Underneath the clapboard lie hand-hewn square timbers. Jacob Kochevar, a skilled Croatian carpenter, constructed various houses and businesses in town, as well as the Old City Hall ( GU21), across the street. Both the exterior and the front barroom are well preserved.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Kochevar Saloon", [Crested Butte, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GU23.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 542-542.

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