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Nick's Place

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c. 1890. Near Colorado 71 and Morgan County W

Snyder (1882, 4,175 feet), on the South Platte River and Union Pacific tracks, is noted for its old-time saloon, Nick's Place, the most famous bar, hamburger restaurant, and dance hall in Morgan County. Nick Dimitroff, a Bulgarian immigrant, owned and operated this bar for fifty-four years before his death at age ninety-three in 1974. A bachelor, he lived next door, where he raised the onions, peppers, and lettuce to garnish his hamburgers. Nick's is a combination of two old storefronts with pressed metal ceilings and a classic Brunswick Collender mirrored back bar.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Nick's Place", [Brush, 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, 255-255.

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