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Pappy's Place (Western Federation of Miners Hall)

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Western Federation of Miners Hall
c. 1900. 128 N. Main St.

During its campaign for an eight-hour workday, $3-a-day wages, and safer mining conditions, the WFM built this single-story gabled building. Like the builders of the Creede Boarding House ( ML05), they used wood frames to form walls made of concrete and cinders and rubble from one of Creede's many fires. A stepped false front on the gable end frames a transomed single door between two large, transomed shop windows. A later porch on the south, covered by an extension of the roof, is supported with turned posts fronting what is now a fast food restaurant.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Pappy's Place (Western Federation of Miners Hall)", [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, 434-434.

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