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Silver Heels Tavern

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1920s. 11 Main St.

The full-width front porch of the Silver Heels Tavern is part of a one-story horizontal shiplap facade on a stuccoed cinderblock building forming a balustraded false balcony. The false front has Carpenter's Gothic brackets supporting a modest board cornice with a central pediment. A plank floor, balcony, and old-fashioned high-back booths under a pressed metal ceiling embellish the interior. Silver Heels, a legendary prostitute with a heart of gold, nursed local miners through a smallpox epidemic.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Silver Heels Tavern", [Alma, 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, 215-215.

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