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Antlers Bar

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1896. Main St. and Moffat Ave.

This false-fronted frame structure began life as a saloon and has now been returned to that function after serving as a pool hall and soft drink store during Prohibition. Since 1933 Michael and Emily Benedict have operated the one-story tavern as an unreformed nineteenth-century western saloon. The stark white lap siding and plate glass exterior open to a bare plank floor and paneled walls with a collection of stuffed animals, artifacts, and barroom art, trophies, and humor. One ornate Victorian bar is for drinking and the other is a lunch counter in this long and lean watering hole.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Antlers Bar", [Yampa, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-RT31.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 530-530.

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