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Quiller Gallery (Creede Boarding House)

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Creede Boarding House
c. 1900. 110 N. Main St.

Built after one of Creede's fires with a mixture of cinders from the fire and cement placed between two-by-six timbers, this two-story commercial building with transomed glass storefronts was dressed up with an elaborate pressed metal facade. Thin pilasters and ornately scrolled panels frame the two upstairs windows beneath a 3-foot frieze and cornice of metal pressed to look like rough stone with dentils, scallops, and a blind balustrade. The building has housed a grocery, a saloon, the Silver Threads Clothing Store, and, since 1974, the gallery of local artist Stephen Quiller. Quiller “re-silvered” the facade with aluminum, to revive the exuberance of this Gilded Age silver city.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Quiller Gallery (Creede Boarding House)", [Creede, 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, 433-434.

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