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J. J.'s Lounge (Armory)

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1922, Mountjoy and Frewen. Washington St., north of 1st Ave.

A medieval fortress that once protected the interests of Anglo capitalists, this two-story pile of rough-faced rhyolite has become a Hispanic nightclub. A recessed entry hides in the shadows of a massive round arch, under a crenelated tower and parapet, capping this bastion of social control built for strike-breaking troops. It has fallen to the enemy: celebrating members of the working class.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "J. J.'s Lounge (Armory)", [Monte Vista, 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, 429-429.

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