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Silver Nugget Cafe

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1898, J. L. Murphy. 740 Main St. (southwest corner of 8th Ave.)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This corner commercial block retains its cast iron columns and a plate glass storefront beneath a fancy cornice. It opened, according to an 1898 newspaper account, as “a saloon with a female rooming attachment on the second floor.” In 1992 the upstairs bordello reopened as a bed and breakfast with seven small bedrooms, a bath, and a parlor.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Silver Nugget Cafe", [Ouray, 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, 570-570.

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